|Facility Type||Local Park|
|Estimated Start Date||Fall 2020|
|Estimated Completion Date||To Be Determined|
|Total Project Budget||$7,660,000 (Acquisition & Development)|
|Project Manager||Hai-Ping Mo
HARD is partnering with The Trust for Public Land (TPL) to design the new 1.43-acre neighborhood park in Ashland with community input, and to apply to the Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Grant Program in March 2021 for funds to construct the park.
The park planning and community outreach process kicked off in fall 2020. It included the following efforts:
(1) The distribution of more than 500 flyers and 3,000 mailers;
(2) Extensive outreach through the District’s website, social media, and postings on streets surrounding the project site;
(3) A community survey generating over 90 responses; and a youth survey resulting in over 540 responses;
(4) 12 stakeholder meetings to gather community input; and
(5) Three virtual, public events to solicit community input on three design options.
Through the process, the community expressed their vision for the park to attract a multi-generation of users. Community’s preferences include trees and green space, terrace seating, gathering area for a variety of group sizes, quiet space for outdoor study, circular pathway, play areas for young children, places for teens, a multipurpose court, workout stations, and lighting for safety and security.
The preferred concept plan was developed based on the community input and presented to the board and the community on January 19, 2021.
See our Community Outreach page click link below for more information and past presentations.
This is the one of three adjoining acquisitions for the Ashland area, along with adjoining property fronting onto East 14th St. and a new community center, as part of a collaboration with RCD Housing.