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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:


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Linden Park

Linden Park is a narrow, linear park located on the SFPUC easement that serves the Oakwood neighborhood in Redwood City. The original park, built in 1970s, was torn down during the seismic pipe upgrade. On January 22, 2014, SFPUC approved the attached concept plan to rebuild the neighborhood park. Despite the site’s physical constraints and several newly developed restrictions from SFPUC, the major design elements identified at the community meetings have been incorporated into the design. The park will include a walking loop, a playground, seating, and a butterfly garden.

The main direction we received from SFPUC was to create a park that was made up of reasonably light, modular design elements that are easily moved from atop the pipes by SFPUC’s forklifts and easily set back into place by the City. They also requested a 10 foot wide pathway and a 12 foot wide gate for easy access by vehicles and machines as well as the elimination of all footings.  We were able to meet these criteria by using spread anchors for the playground equipment rather than the typical concrete footings, using play equipment of certain weight, using decomposed granite rather than concrete for the pathways, designing modular seating units to replace the concrete seat wall, and the careful selection of plants to avoid disturbing the pipeline.

The next step is the 65% construction drawing submittal to SFPUC followed by a 100% submittal and review process.  The review time by SFPUC for these submittals is unknown, however we will move quickly producing the construction drawings.

Once the final plans are approved, SFPUC will issue the City a land use license agreement.  If everything goes smoothly with their approvals, we expect to bid the project sometime this summer and construction to begin in the fall.  


Jardin de Niños

Jardin de Ninos: construction plans are nearly completed and we will send out the RFP for a contractor in late winter.



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