Current Park Improvement Projects
The City of Redwood City recognizes the importance that parks play in people’s lives. Parks provide:
- Access to the serenity and inspiration of nature
- Outdoor space to play and exercise
- A place for self-directed and organized recreation
- Positive alternatives
- Activities that facilitate social connections and human development
Parks enrich our lives, they add value to our homes and neighborhoods, and help connect the entire community. The following are investments that City is making to reach that end:
Main Street Dog Agility Park
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The City Council approved the award of bid to Redwood Engineering Construction for the Main Street Dog Agility Park at their October 20th, 2014 meeting.
With the design services of Moore Iacofano Goltsman, Inc. (MIG), the City completed a plan for a new dog park located between on Main Street between Beech and Elm Streets. Unlike typical dog parks that commonly function only as a dog run, this small triangular underutilized park will be converted to a park for the agility practice and socialization of dogs. In addition to the new dog agility park, the construction agreement includes Right-Of-Way improvements, cross walk improvements, new street lights, new trees, and crosswalk improvements.
The park will feature:
- new fencing
- decomposed granite with perimeter at-grade swales and subsurface drainage
- park will be lined with new street trees and pedestrian scale lighting
- two double-gated entrances that open to a central space equipped with structures for dog agility training
- bench seating
- in-park lighting
- human & doggie drinking fountains
Staff will be meeting with Redwood Engineering about the estimated construction timeline.
Jardin de Niños
We have begun the construction phase of the renovation of Jardín de Niños Park!
Highlights of the renovation will include:
1. New restroom
2. New play equipment
3. Bird Bath Fountain and Plaza
4. New Lighting
5. Artistic features
7. Shade structures and trees
The expected completion of the park will be in late Spring of 2015.
For more information or questions, please contact Claudia Olalla, Senior Landscape Designer at 650-780-7379.
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The good news is that we recently received word from SFPUC that they have completed their study, and that we may move forward with our project using their revised engineering standards and recreational use policies. This means that we can re-engage SSA Landscape Architecture, our design firm, and together we will review the new SFPUC requirements and how this changes our design. We will be meeting with SFPUC’s Project Review Team to navigate their review process, obtain a timeline, permits and other approvals that we may need along the way. We are arranging for a meeting time now, and as soon as we know more about our progression, a revised timeline will be posted.
IN PLANNING PHASE
In April 2014, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) informed the City that they need to modify the SFPUC engineering standards and land use policies for their entire Right-Of-Way. Though the City had nearly completed the 65% construction drawings at the time we were notified, we could not move forward based on their direction and the uncertain change of requirements. Since the park is not on City land, we are required to comply with another organization’s requirements, process and approvals.