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File #: 21-1576    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Public Hearing/General Business Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 11/1/2021 In control: Parks & Recreation Commission
On agenda: 11/16/2021 Final action:
Title: Consideration of the Westwood Oaks Park Master Plan Update, Playground Schematic Design Options, and Draft Measure R Ordinance
Attachments: 1. Westwood Oaks Park Existing Master Plan Diagram, 2. Westwood Oaks Park Playground Schematic Design Options Presentation, 3. Measure R Draft Ordinance
REPORT TO PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION
SUBJECT
Title
Consideration of the Westwood Oaks Park Master Plan Update, Playground Schematic Design Options, and Draft Measure R Ordinance

Report
COUNCIL PILLAR
Enhance Community Sports, Recreational and Arts Assets

BACKGROUND
Westwood Oaks Park, located at 460 La Herran Drive, was dedicated in 1961. The 1.75-acre neighborhood park is bounded by La Herran Drive to the east and residential properties to the south, west and north. The existing park contains a playground, perimeter pathway, open grass area, recreation building, restrooms, basketball court, picnic area with BBQ, landscaping and various park amenities (Attachment 1).

Since 2014, the City has prioritized rehabilitation of older playgrounds to meet the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) requirements, and improvement to meet new needs and funding guidelines. The City's 2017 Facility Condition Assessment (Kitchell CEM) indicated that the current Westwood Oaks Park site and playground were in "critical" condition and the park building was in "poor" condition. Based on prioritization, the FY2021/22 Capital Improvement Project budget allocated funding for a Westwood Oaks Park Playground Rehabilitation Project.

In July 2021, Council approved a contract with Gates and Associates, Inc. (Consultant) to complete project Phase 1 design work which will develop a site-specific Master Plan and playground schematic design including site assessment and community input on the preferred park elements.

At the September 2021 Regular Park & Recreation Commission Meeting, the Consultant introduced the existing Westwood Oaks Park site conditions and the intended Project scope that would create a unique, family friendly and inclusive neighborhood park environment and welcome residents of all ages and abilities. The Commission reviewed the Project design principles that include: understanding the current use of Westwood Oaks Park...

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