Final Link Boardwalk

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One boardwalk will be necessary on the Final Link trail segment between Bridge 3 and the John Jay Contest Field.

There is a section of “riprap” – large rocks for drainage – from the retaining pond downhill (southwest) of the John Jay Contest Field.

The drainage feature needs a boardwalk, even though it does not have a constant flow of water. The large rocks making up the rip-rap are hazardous to runners and cannot be filled with materials such as wood chips or gravel as that would defeat their purpose as a drainage feature.

Stats & Status

  • Planned start Spring 2020, Delayed by COVID, currently waiting for KLSD O&M work before volunteers can start work.
  • Working name: “Final Linkbecause it’s the last one!
  • Trail to the east and west of boardwalk needs grading work to be done by KLSD O&M.
    • Current slope is ~15º camber which is unsuitable for running.
    • Plan is for KLSD O&M staff to level the slope.
    • JJTrail Volunteers will then install the railroad ties for the retaining walls on the upper and lower slope of the level area, creating a level 6’+ wide pathway for runners up to the contest field.
  • Single span 6′ wide boardwalk.
  • 12-14 foot boardwalk span.
  • Low foundation blocks with 5-6 foot ramps either side for gator access.
  • Leveled and wood-chipped for smooth transition.
  • Total length: 22-24′ long including ramps.
Closeup of the riprap rocks – part of the drainage feature of the retention pond. Boardwalk will span this rocky area.
Wider shot of the retention pond showing riprap rocks on the right side. Orchard Square shopping center is to the left of the fenced in retention pond. Photo taken from southwest corner of the JJ Contest Track & Field.
June 12 delivery