The Allendale Park Tot Lot will undergo renovations in 2020. Councilmember Sheng Thao, and Oakland Public works have hosted two Community Engagement Meetings, the first meeting was held on September 21st and the second meeting was held on October 23rd. The meetings offered community members and residents the opportunity to participate in interactive workshops, ask questions, and complete surveys pertaining to the tot lot design.
Oakland Public Works in conjunction with JETT Landscape Architecture + Design presented a conceptual design incorporating feedback from the community meetings and subsequent surveys received. Construction for the Tot Lot is scheduled to be completed in Fall 2020. Prior to construction an arborist assessed and concluded that the tree was dying. Construction of the new tot lot is expected to further damage the oak tree. The community has agreed to convert the tree into a custom bench.
Please view the conceptual design and survey data HERE.
Update October 1, 2020:
Please note that COVID-19 and Shelter-In-Place orders along with poor air quality days throughout the summer have delayed project timelines. The projected timeline for construction of Allendale Park Tot Lot is early Winter 2020.