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Posted on: October 15, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Chetco Point Park Reopened

Photo of Chetco Point Park day use path

Chetco Point Park will reopen today for public use, City Manager Gary Milliman announced.

The park has been closed since July 25 when a portion of the trail near the Brookings Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) was removed as construction work progressed to stabilize the slope behind the plant.

“Trail facilities have now been restored and the park is once again open for public use,” Milliman said.

The Slope Stabilization Project addressed a slow-moving slide that had encroached the treatment plant and threatened two major structures. The project involved installing soldier piles to a depth of about 80 feet along some 300 lineal feet of the ocean bluff to protect the WWTP from further slide damage.

"Included in the project were new paved trail facilities, improved access to a grassy public area toward the back of the WWTP, which has great ocean views and several horseshoe playing pits, and repair of the damaged WWTP parking lot," Milliman said.

Earlier, the City had replaced much of the treated water outfall line that was located within the slide plain.

Total construction costs exceeded $1.2 million.

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