Village of Greenwood Lake Rain Garden
This project was a stormwater retrofit of the Village Hall and Police Department complex in the Village of Greenwood Lake. A rain garden was installed in front of Village Hall, and a large asphalt area between the two buildings was converted into a small village green. A vegetated swale collects runoff from the driveway and roof of the Police Department building. Large areas of asphalt were removed and replaced with pervious pavers and landscaping. A green screen on the side of Village Hall to provides an attractive, shady entranceway. The entire area was landscaped with native plants, and the site functions very well.
Site Name: Village Hall, Greenwood Lake
Address: 18 Church Street, Village of Greenwood Lake, NY
Watershed: Greenwood Lake
Land use of site: Municipal
Can this site be visited? Yes
Location on site: In front and to side of village hall
Intent of design: Stormwater infiltration
Size of structure/capacity: 355 square ft
Size of drainage area: 6,200 square ft (for entire site, including other practices)
Plants or materials used: Native species, including river burch, black tupelo, swamp white oak, highbush blueberry, sparkleberry, and inkberry (for entire site)
Maintenance: Weekly maintenance
Maintained by: Village staff
More than one practice at this site? Yes, Village of Greenwood Lake Vegetated Swale, Village of Greenwood Lake Pervious Pavers
Design: Karen Arent, Landscape Architect and Lehman & Getz Engineering, P.C.
Installation: DTM Development, Ltd.
Date of installation: Spring/Summer 2010
Zoning change or special permit required: No
Project cost: $380,000 (for entire site)
Form of payment: ARRA funds 90%, Village of Greenwood Lake 10%
For Additional Site Information:
Contact: Barbara Moore, Mayor, Village of Greenwood Lake
Phone: (845) 477-9215