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Repairs start at Glendale parks damaged by September storms

On Monday, crews are starting to repair parks in Glendale damaged by heavy rains in September.

“We had three inches of rainfall in one day in early September,” said Glendale spokeswoman Tamra Ingersall. “That caused some settling on the trails and some damage to some trails and parking lots that we are going to start repairing.”

Four parks will see repairs.

“The parks include Sahuaro Ranch park, which will have some of the planters and gravel slopes mended,” Ingersall said. “Thunderbird Paseo Linear Trail will have work done to the drainage culvert. Thunderbird Conservation Park is going to have some of the picnic areas repaired that were damaged during the storm.

“Last, but not least, Grand Canal Linear Park will see most of our repairs,” Ingersall said. “Several points on the trail there were flooded, and will be repaired. Two parking lots will also be repaired. The Equestrian parking lot, which has been closed since the storms, and the 75th Avenue parking lot will have some landscaping done.”

Ingersoll said the parks will be open during the repairs, and there will be minimal effect on the public.

“We’ll be doing the repairs on the weekdays, so they’ll be starting after 6:30 a.m. Monday through Friday,” she said. “We will not be doing any repair work on the weekends.”

Ingersoll said there could be some restrictions to parking during the repair process that will be announced to the public if they are needed.

The repairs are expected to be completed by mid-January.