Permeable Parking

The 13 stall parking lot at Ruth Rowell Modie Wildlife Park is constructed with permeable paving blocks on a base of compacted gravel and a layer of sand. After all the blocks were laid, gravel was swept into the cavities. Rainwater perks through the sand and gravel into the under ground aquifer instead of running off into storm sewers as it does when it strikes impermeable parking lots, streets, sidewalks, and roofs. This is an important difference because federal legislation now regulates storm water run off. A water detention pond, an example of another solution to storm water runoff, is situated just west of the Modie parking lot. It receives water that runs off 21st Avenue during a storm event and slowly releases it to storm sewers on 18th Avenue.

Parking for Ruth Rowell Modie Park and a rest room are located at 1035 21st Avenue.

Restroom, parking, irrigation, and plantings in Ruth Rowell Modie Wildlife Park are made possible by a Land and Water Conservation Grant with assistance from Idaho Foundation for Parks and Lands.

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