Two low water crossings at Mohawk Park Golf Course in Tulsa have been repaired with new rip rap and paving this week, allowing golfers safer passage between holes 12 and 13 on Pecan Valley and from the tee to the landing area on the 17th hole.
Tulsa Parks Director Anna America said the work was designed by City of Tulsa engineers with execution help from Grade Line Construction of Broken Arrow. The work was largely paid for with approximately $30,000 from a FEMA grant.
Combined with earlier work done to replace the wooden boards and shore up the two steel bridges on the Woodbine Course at Mohawk Park, America said she was happy that the bridge issues at Mohawk Park had been addressed for the safety of golfers.
“I can’t say enough about the city engineering department and the workers from Tulsa County who helped with the earlier bridge project on Woodbine,” America said. “It just shows how when we work together we can come up with some simple solutions that are cost effective.”
The bridges got a quick test Wednesday night when storms helped raise the water levels over the new crossings. Mohawk Park is a stormwater retention area which floods easily and often.
“They seemed to hold up fine,” said Tom Wolff, manager of the City of Tulsa courses at Page Belcher and Mohawk Park. “They look great and I’m very impressed with the guys who did the work. I’m happy for the golfers at Mohawk Park.”
– Ken MacLeod