Along Vejlegårdsvej in Vallensbæk, between Idræts Allé and Møllestensager, lies the newly established wetland. On the first look, it simply appears as a green area where Vallensbæk’s residents can go for a walk. However, the wetlans is designed to help against damage caused by storm water.
In the meadow, two open basins can capture the rainwater, which then slowly infiltrates or evaporates. The two basins are connected by an open trench. When one basin is filled, the water flows to the next one. If the rain falls in such large amounts that both depressions are filled, the water can run under Vejlegårdsvej into Skovmosen. The soil dug out from the two basins was used to make a mound where you can sit on a bench and look out over the wetlands.