More public art may be on its way to Glendale.

At its meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, the city council will take up approving public art for the enclosure walls of the Sierra Verde Park well site. The park, located at 21000 N. 71st Ave., is in the midst of a project to drill a new well to expand Glendale’s water resource portfolio.

Drilling started last month, and crews installed temporary 24-foot sound walls around the construction area to minimize noise to the neighborhood.

Drilling should be finished late this month or early September. The entire $8.2 million well project is expected to be completed in January 2024.

When it is finished, the city is considering commissioning public art to enhance the aesthetics of the outer enclosure walls of the Sierra Verde Park well site. In July the city’s arts commission voted unanimously to recommend $140,000 to finance the project, the money for which will come from the Municipal Arts Fund in the FY2022-23 Arts Capital Improvement Plan, according to the economic development department. There are no operating costs associated with the art project.

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J.D. Manning
Author: J.D. Manning founder and administrator. Arrowhead resident and Realtor, The Arrowhead Agent with eXp Realty