By Mallory Schlabach, Editor in Chief
Attention to other construction projects on campus has postponed the completion of the 2.3 acre pond that is going in next to University Park Apartments. The pond is expected to be finished by late fall, Kevin Watson, associate vice president for administrative services, wrote in an e-mail.
Construction crews broke ground in early summer on the pond, which has been in the planning stages for more than a year.
“We have yet to put in the remainder of the rock ledge and to complete the installation of the pipe,” Watson said. “Once these have been completed we will be able to put in some of the landscaping around the lake.”
Watson would not describe the landscaping or other dimensions of the lake and the timetable for completion of parts of the project. Scot Colley, project manager, could not be reached.
Crews have been transporting rock for the ledge of the pond from Leuders Limestone. Crews will work throughout the fall semester to complete the pond, he said.
Dr. John Tyson, director of development, said the pond was created for run-off purposes, but that it was turned into a decorative aspect of campus. Men of Galaxy social club has raised money to build a bridge across the pond.