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|$13,733,000 for acquisition, soil mitigation and park development
This project provides for the acquisition of 1.77-acres in Ashland for the development of a new local park.
This is one of three adjoining acquisitions for the Ashland area. The acquisition anticipates extending the Mateo St Park to East 14th Street, creating a contiguous, through-block park for the Ashland neighborhood. This future park will also front the new Ashland community center, part of the Madrone Terrace housing project by RCD.
The acquisition was completed in early 2021 and a community outreach process was held in 2021-2022 to develop a conceptual site plan for the site. Demolition of existing structures was completed upon the acquisition.
In 2022, the District partnered with TPL to conduct extensive community outreach, with special outreach to seniors, individuals with disabilities, and at-risk youths to inform the final concept plan. The community-driven concept plan features: a multi-use lawn, a multi-use active zone that serves as multi-use courts as well as a community event plaza in the center of the park; a paved pathway loop; a play area with equipment and swings for all ages and abilities; large shade trees; an inviting park entrance; sensory plantings; water element; quiet seating areas; climbable tactile wall; a community gathering area with a shade structure and seating; a ; and accessible, wayfinding features. The Project is awarded $3,997,500 Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) for the park design and construction. Additionally, The project is also awarded a $883,914 Equitable Community Revitalization Grant (ECRG) from Department of Toxic Substances Control for soil cleanup work at the site.
The soil cleanup work is anticipated to be completed in early 2024. The design development of the project is underway.