Danford Island Rain Gardens

A rain garden is an area created to collect run-off water with a coarse soil mixture beneath the rain garden, soaks quickly into the soils or is absorbed by the plants in the garden.  As storm water soaks in to the ground, pollutants like sediment, fertilizer and oil/grease are filtered out making the groundwater that reaches a stream, river or lake cleaner.  Rain gardens were constructed to manage storm water run-off in Danford Park and native plants have been exclusively cultivated throughout the park since its opening.