St. Lucie County has been improving phases of the Paradise Park subdivision since 2005, utilizing both contractors and more recently, County construction crews. Improvements to date include installation of stormwater drainage conveyance systems and dry detention areas, improvements to the roadways, and improved driveway accesses. The Paradise Park subdivision was built in the 1960’s with little attention toward stormwater treatment. The final phase of Paradise Park will improve the area bounded by Woodward Drive to the north, Juanita Ave to the south, N 21st Street to the east and N 25th Street to the west. This drainage basin is approximately 30 acres in size.
The primary purpose of the project is stormwater discharge attenuation to reduce fresh water and stormwater pollutants, which currently flow untreated and outfall to the nearby Indian River Lagoon. Preventing debris, sediment and contaminants such as oil, grease and fertilizers from draining into the adjacent water bodies, is of critical importance to the health of the Indian River Lagoon, one of the most biodiverse estuaries in North America. Three of the five phases of Paradise Park have been completed, with the 4th phase currently under construction.
Total Cost: $2,400,00
Current Funding: $200,00
Unfunded Amount: $2,200,00