Below are are couple of key drawings from the department of parks plans for "decommissioning" the Ridgewood Reservoir. Note that what they refer to as "culverts" are in reality 11' X 14' tunnels designed to allow large trucks access to the reservoir basins. This would permit parks to drive their large maintenance vehicles into the wetland and forested habitats to clear them for eventual development, something they've been trying to cram down the throats of the surrounding communities for the past 7 years.
Here is a detail of the planned "culvert":
Here's another view of one of the $11,000,000.00 "culverts" that the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation plans of building by blasting holes into the walls of historic Ridgewood Reservoir:
I don't know how well the parks department has been maintaining your neighborhood parks, but if they spent anywhere near $11 million on mine, they'd certainly look and operate a lot better than they have for many years.
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