Mingus Park Pond in Downtown Coos Bay is a 3-acre pond fed by a natural underground spring and stormwater runoff. After many years, the pond accumulated large amounts of sediment from the stormwater runoff, making it a shallow 2 feet deep. ZCS prepared plans and secured environmental permitting to complete the full restoration of the pond. The restoration included the removal of sediment buildup from the pond floor and the design of an improved filtration system to prevent the accumulation from reoccurring. The City received a fish habitat restoration grant to fund the project, which required improvements to provide a more suitable habitat for the native fish. ZCS designed 8ft deep pockets that provide cooler temperatures for the fish. In addition, the City will build four ADA accessible fishing piers for the surrounding community to enjoy.
Due to grading deficiencies and erosion, specific park areas are susceptible to flooding during large rainstorms. To solve this problem dredged material removed from the pond will be used to raise the elevation in the park areas that are prone to flooding. Phase II improvements will also include the complete removal and replacement of existing park features. Asphalt walking paths, two pavilions, playground facilities, restroom facilities, and open landscape areas will all be replaced.
City of Coos Bay
Parks & Public Spaces