Cliveden Park

Intro
Terraced stormwater detention basins in Cliveden Park capture runoff from adjacent streets and use the park's natural topography to hold stormwater before it flows into the combined sewer system.
Project Description

The stormwater demonstration project at Cliveden Park captures runoff from adjacent streets and uses the park’s natural topography to detain stormwater before it flows into the combined sewer system. Small upland depressions provide water quality treatment and infiltration of stormwater, and a modified outlet structure allows water to pond in the existing wetland before it is slowly released. The system will provide stormwater volume removal through evapotranspiration and infiltration, and will reduce the flow rate to the combined sewer system during the small, frequent storms that cause the majority of combined sewer overflows. The system meets stormwater management objectives, enhances the existing wetland in the park, and provides an amenity for the park community.

The stormwater demonstration project at Cliveden Park captures runoff from adjacent streets and uses the park’s natural topography to detain stormwater before it flows into the combined sewer system. Small upland depressions provide water quality treatment and infiltration of stormwater, and a modified outlet structure allows water to pond in the existing wetland before it is slowly released. The system will provide stormwater volume removal through evapotranspiration and infiltration, and will reduce the flow rate to the combined sewer system during the small, frequent storms that cause the majority of combined sewer overflows. The system meets stormwater management objectives, enhances the existing wetland in the park, and provides an amenity for the park community.

The stormwater demonstration project at Cliveden Park captures runoff from adjacent streets and uses the park’s natural topography to detain stormwater before it flows into the combined sewer system. Small upland depressions provide water quality treatment and infiltration of stormwater, and a modified outlet structure allows water to pond in the existing wetland before it is slowly released. The system will provide stormwater volume removal through evapotranspiration and infiltration, and will reduce the flow rate to the combined sewer system during the small, frequent storms that cause the majority of combined sewer overflows. The system meets stormwater management objectives, enhances the existing wetland in the park, and provides an amenity for the park community.

Watershed Issues Addressed
Stormwater Management

Location

LatLon
40.05185, -75.17718
Address
Chew Avenue & Johnson Avenue Philadelphia, PA
Neighborhood
Mount Airy
Lead Agency
Philadelphia Water
Partners
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS)
PA Department of Environmental Protection
Philadelphia Department of Parks & Recreation
Friends of Cliveden Park
Bank of America
Status
Complete