January 14, 2010

Help Re-Design San Leandro's Siempre Verde Park

Siempe Verde Park - image from City of San Leandro web site

The City of San Leandro is encouraging anyone interested in Siempre Verde Park to attend a series of community meetings in January and February as part of an opportunity to receive a state grant that could fund a complete re-design of the park.

The Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Program of 2008 created a competitive grant program totaling $368 million for under-served California communities. The City of San Leandro intends to submit a grant application for Siempre Verde by the March 1, 2010 deadline. Siempre Verde was chosen based on its location in a densely populated area with small amounts of park space.

Input from the community meetings could result in a complete re-design of the entire park or major modifications such as replacing the bathrooms, re-doing the fields, or essentially anything within reason that comes out of the four community meetings.

The community meetings will be held as follows:

  • Wednesday January 20, 2010, from 7 to 8:30pm
  • Saturday, January 23, 2010, from 10 to 11:30am
  • Thursday, January 28, 2010, from 7 to 9pm
  • Wednesday, February 3, 2010, from 7 to 8:30pm

The first two meetings will provide background information and seek community input on what works at the park, what doesn't, and what is desired. The third meeting will take the input from the first meeting to come up with possible designs and the last meeting will present designs to the Recreation and Parks Commission.

All of the meetings will take place at the City Hall South Offices Conference Room at 999 E. 14th St., located behind the California Conservatory Theater.

More information is available from the City web site, including English and Spanish fliers.

Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at January 14, 2010 6:22 PM | TrackBack
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