Over a week ago (12.27.08), the Parks department began work on the big Zilker irrigation project -essentially leveling the site, installing 17,000 feet of irrigation pipes and 42 acres of sod! The first big project is to add soil amendments – in this case, Dillo Dirt – a compost blend made by the city with yard waste trimmings and composted sewage sludge. Yum! They are dumping and spreading 3,000 cubic yards – or 250 dump truck loads! Here’s a photo of the piles and the parks department grader spreading it out.