Churchill Downs Park Stormwater Basin Update from Jan 25 2022 meeting

Feb 5, 2022 | Ward 4 News

The City of Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County are collaborating on a project to design and construct stormwater management control measures for the Churchill Park Pond in the Lansdowne/Churchill neighborhood to address flooding and overland water flow that can be the result of severe rainstorms. As posted previously on my website, there was a Zoom meeting on Jan 25, 2022 to discuss the status of the project.

As reported at the meeting, construction is planned to happen from April to November of 2022. During this time, the park will be closed. The image below illustrates the perimeter of the proposed construction area (the orange line), the area of the basin (blue), and a proposed walking path to the west that will connect this end of the Lawton neighborhood to Scio Church Road (the gray line). The white line is a proposed chain link fence between that walking path and the stope of the basin. NOTE: the blue area of this basin is not standing water but rather the area where water could temporarily collect during a stormwater event.

Churchill Downs Ann Arbor stormwater basin update Jan 2022

For more information (including a Zoom recording of the Jan 25th meeting), please visit the County’s webpage on the project:

This is the City page for Churchill Downs park:

For questions, please contact Harry Sheehan, Chief Deputy Water Resources Commissioner for Washtenaw County (

I previously posted about this project:

Churchill Downs Ann Arbor stormwater basic concept plan Sept 2020