Dallas approves $2.9M Lake Highlands pond excavation project

A map shows the location of the pond excavation project in Lake Highlands Town Center. (Community Impact Newspaper)
A map shows the location of the pond excavation project in Lake Highlands Town Center. (Community Impact Newspaper)

A map shows the location of the pond excavation project in Lake Highlands Town Center. (Community Impact Newspaper)

During its March 9 meeting, City Council approved a roughly $2.9 million contract for excavation work to be done on the 7-acre pond in Watercrest Park at Lake Highlands Town Center. According to city officials, the pond has accumulated “significant sediment” since its construction in 2009, reducing its average depth from 6 feet to 1-2 feet. Construction will begin in May and conclude in January 2023.
By Alexander Willis
Alexander joined Community Impact Newspaper as an editor in February 2022 and helps lead the Richardson and Lakewood/Lake Highlands papers. Graduating from the University of North Texas in 2017, Alexander spent four years as an associate editor for a publication based in the Nashville area of Tennessee, covering everything from local politics to city governments. When he's not writing, Alexander can be found on the tennis courts, hiking, or sampling DFW's wide array of restaurants.