Facility Type Local Park
Location Ashland
Estimated Start Date Fall 2020
Estimated Completion Date Fall 2026
Total Project Budget $10,852,000 (Acquisition & Development)
Project Manager Hai-Ping Mo
(510) 455-1138

Project Description

HARD is partnering with The Trust for Public Land (TPL) to design the new 1.43-acre neighborhood park in Ashland with community input.  The project has been awarded funding from the Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Grant Program- Round 4 (Prop 68) in the amount of $7,082,000.

This is 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.

The park planning and community outreach process kicked off in fall 2020  and 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. The community’s preferences include trees and green space, terrace seating, a gathering area for a variety of group sizes, quiet space for outdoor study, a pathway loop, 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 the link below for more information and past presentations:

Mateo Street Project Outreach

The demolition work is the first step of the future park development at Mateo Street site.  The existing building structures were removed in April 2023.  The actual park construction is anticipated to start in 2025 and complete in 2026.


Project Status

Design Development

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