Farrel-McWhirter Park - Mackey Creek Rehabilitation

 

Location: Farrel-McWhirter Park

Project Phase: Construction

Estimated Timeline: Construction will start August 20 and is expected to be completed by the end of October 2018

Project Manager: Bassam Al-Ali, 425-556-2743, bal-ali@redmond.gov

Page Last Updated: 08/09/18

Background:
Mackey Creek is a spring-fed, perennial creek that is about 2.65 miles long. It passes east to west through the middle of Farrel-McWhirter Park, joining Bear Creek a half mile to the east. Multiple issues have arisen related to the health of the stream, including barriers to fish migration, bank erosion from high stream flows, deposits of sediment causing the creek to flow out of its channel, growth of invasive plants that have exacerbated flooding, and lack of wood instream.

Description:
The project will restore and enhance Mackey Creek within Farrel-McWhirter Park. Work to include:  

Stabilizing stream channel and improving stream habitat
Removing fish barriers
Reducing flooding and sediment problems
Controlling invasive plants, and planting native plants


Mackey Creek flows through invasive reed canary grass.


Existing culvert is a barrier for fish.

 

Click here to view a map of the Mackey Creek project area.