(Update: It's been drained and it sounds like the sludge dredging is on schedule. ) I'm still waiting. I'm tired of looking at this icky green sludge called water at Laurelhurst Park. Not to mention that bogus temporary fencing and those threatening signs that surround the pond. It used to be so pretty here. If this is Sam Adams' idea of a "green" Portland it bites. We should have the money to spend cleaning up one of oldest, most classic Portland parks if we have the money to build a new multi-million dollar "green building" downtown.
The solutions: Basically, the city is supposedly going to start dredging the pond this year. Once the sediment has been removed, the water can be restored and better pumps may be constructed to improve circulation. A few years ago the city tried adding bioremediating enzymes to dissolve the sediment but they decided this effort would take too long.
"Let's get this dredging party started" the ducks said last time I visited the park! "We second it!" said the turtles.