Cochrane Park Rehabilitation Project

The City of Yelm completed construction of the reclaimed water facility and Cochrane Memorial Park in the summer of 1999, formally transforming the wastewater treatment plant into a Class A water reclamation facility.

Cochrane Memorial Park ('Cochrane Park') is the end result of the reclaimed water process and is an eight-acre constructed wetland park and aquifer recharge facility.  The park supports wildlife habitat and is home to a catch-and-release fishpond filled with rainbow trout.

Over the next several years, Cochrane Park will undergo some needed rehabilitation, including work in the rapid infiltration basins, fishpond, and all three cells of the constructed wetlands.  The main objective of the rehabilitation project is to remove sediment build-up and overgrown vegetation that have impeded the functionality of the wetland cells.  Not only will this work improve the wetland cell function, but it will also improve the aesthetics of the park.






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