Current Projects

Larry Gury Community Park, Phase II

The 6.2-acre park started construction in March of 2020 and includes lighted full and half basketball courts, funnel shot hoop area, perimeter exercise stations, adult exercise area, 0-5 and 5+ playgrounds, picnic area next to playground, shade structure with picnic tables, baseball backstop, turf play fields, parking lot; perimeter walkways, landscaping, site lighting, and associated infrastructure. The District plans to expand the project in Phase II, which will include brand new tennis courts, an extensive walk and bike trail, and additional recreational features.  Please contact Juanita Cano, Associate Park Planner jcano@southgaterecandpark.net to sign up for opening notifications.

Jack Davis Park Shade Structure

This park in the South Oak Park neighborhood is now a little bigger and a little greener. The Jack Davis expansion project began in 2015 with the acquisition of a 0.17-acre parcel north of the existing 0.75-acre park. In the proceeding years, thanks to the leadership and support of Supervisor Phil Serna and community members, the park has undergone a transformation. In 2017 with substantial support from the Kaiser Foundation, Sacramento Kings Foundation, Kaboom!, and the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency (SHRA), the District and community expanded the half-court basketball to a beautifully refinished full court, completely rebuilt the playground in a one-day community build and added adult exercise equipment.

 

In 2018 Habitat for Humanity assisted with a new fence on the north property line and a grant from Sacramento County enabled the purchase of new tables, benches, and drinking fountain. In 2019 the South Oak Park Community Association celebrated the completion of a beautifully commissioned mural celebrating diversity and the leaders who promoted the needs of the community over the years. Over the spring and summer of 2020, construction north of the park added approximately 20 percent more area to the park and added much needed greenery, trees, and landscaping that provide a space to relax on grass in the shade of the trees, stretch your legs, or kick a ball. The District is also happy to announce that the final piece of the puzzle, a plaza shade structure, is now possible thanks to a grant from SHRA, Habitat for Humanity, and support from Supervisor Serna’s office. The District is currently working to execute funding documents and develop construction plans for addition of the shade structure in 2022.