Mini Parks Beautification Project

The City of Oakland has launched an effort to renovate and beautify nine (9) mini parks throughout the City's historically underserved communities. The project aims to remove unsafe play equipment and install new code compliant play equipment. New site furniture (benches, tables, BBQ pits, drinking fountains), landscaping and irrigation will be installed to enrich the sites for the community to enjoy for years to come.

Status:
In Process
Start date:
Oct 21, 2022
Completion date:
Jun 30, 2024

About

VOTING FOR PLAY STRUCTURES HAS CLOSED AS OF SEPTEMBER 15, 2023. OPTION B WAS SELECTED FOR EACH OF THE 6 MINI PARK LOCATIONS. PLAY STRUCTURE OPTIONS CAN BE VIEWED BELOW FOR REFERENCE:


The City of Oakland was award $4,992,380.00 to beautify nine mini parks Citywide. The following locations will receive improvements:

  1. 88th Avenue Mini Park (1803 88th Avenue) - https://drive.google.com/drive...
  2. Cesar Chavez Mini Park (1800 38th Avenue) - https://drive.google.com/drive...
  3. Eula Brinson Mini Park (1712 85th Avenue)
  4. Gwen Jackson Mini Park (3042 Nicol Avenue) - https://drive.google.com/drive...
  5. Lazear Mini Park (850 29th Avenue)
  6. McClymonds Mini Park (2528 Linden Street) - https://drive.google.com/drive...
  7. Morgan Plaza (2601 Highland Avenue) - https://drive.google.com/drive...
  8. Tomas Melero-Smith Mini Park (1461 65th Avenue) - https://drive.google.com/drive...
  9. Vantage Point Park (1198 13th Avenue)

The goal is to invite recreation and promote healthy social gathering. The project will install BBQ pits and play structures. Play areas will be re-surfaced and new park furniture and accessible seating will be installed. Six (6) of the nine (9) mini parks will receive new compliant play equipment. The Project will also install nine drinking fountains to reduce consumption of sugary beverages and use of disposable plastic bottles, 42 shade trees to reduce the urban heat island effect, and landscaping with new irrigation. Fourteen animal-proof trash receptacles and new lighting, fencing and gates will also be installed. These features will provide access for proper litter disposal and deter illegal dumping. These enhancements will significantly beautify and improve these public spaces and promote community connection and recreation in poor neighborhoods with high concentrations of Black and Brown residents.


Map

Map of Project: Mini Parks Beautification Project
Map of Project: Mini Parks Beautification Project

88th Avenue Mini Park

Map of Project: Mini Parks Beautification Project

Cesar Chavez Mini Park

Map of Project: Mini Parks Beautification Project

Eula Brinson Mini Park

Map of Project: Mini Parks Beautification Project

Gwen Jackson Mini Park

Map of Project: Mini Parks Beautification Project

Lazear Mini Park

Map of Project: Mini Parks Beautification Project

McClymonds Mini Park

Map of Project: Mini Parks Beautification Project

Morgan Plaza

Map of Project: Mini Parks Beautification Project

Tomas Melero-Smith Mini Park

Map of Project: Mini Parks Beautification Project

Vantage Point Park

Timeline

Planning - Consultant Selection
October 2022 - March 2023
Design
March 2023 - November 2023
Bid/Award
November 2023 - January 2024
Drinking Fountain (DF) Construction
January 2024 to June 2024
Park Improvement Construction(non DF construction)
January 2023 to June 2024
Project Closeout
June 2024 to November 2024

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