Nicholas Park Playground Renovation Project
Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency awarded the District a Community Development Block Grant in the amount of $150,000 for Nicholas Park located at 6597 46th Street. The project was completed in March 2020 and consisted of the installation of playground equipment for ages 5 and up within the existing northern playground pit. Other improvements included the addition of an ADA compliant access ramp and some sidewalk repairs. Sand was replaced with wood fiber and there was a bench placed next to the playground and another two under some shade next to the retaining wall. The playground is ready to be enjoyed by all in the neighborhood as well as sports teams and families that visit the park.
Kennedy Park Playground Renovation Project
Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency awarded the District a Community Development Block Grant in the amount of $100,000 for Kennedy Park located at 7037 Briggs Drive to design, construct, purchase, and install new playground equipment. The project was completed in March and consisted of the installation of playground equipment for ages 5 and up within the playground adjacent to Chris Avenue. Other improvments include the demolition and installation of new sidewalk and ADA ramp next to the playground. Hopefully this new playground will provide kids in the neighborhood a fun option filled with new adventures and memories.
Larry Gury Community Park
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 have a Grand Opening Celebration for the park with the community in late spring. Please contact Juanita Cano, Associate Park Planner email@example.com to sign up for opening notifications.
Jack Davis Park
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 and support from Supervisor Serna’s office. So, enjoy the new space and look forward to more improvements to come!