List includes cricket pitch, downtown parks, all-abilities playground, skate park, community farm and more
by Shiri Marwaha / Pleasanton Weekly
The Pleasanton City Council is set for a special meeting Tuesday to discuss options for several key public amenity projects, as well as how to prioritize them among all capital improvement projects in the city’s work plan list.
Specific projects up for debate include the proposed all-abilities playground, improvements at Lions Wayside and Delucchi parks in downtown, a new cricket pitch in the city and pickleball courts at Muirwood Community Park.
The council will also have an overarching conversation about how to prioritize all of the capital projects included in the city’s work plan in light of cost, staff time, community input and other factors. Additional key projects on the list include a new skate park at Ken Mercer Sports Park, library improvements, West Las Positas Boulevard rehabilitation and the Bernal Community Farm.
The approval of the draft All-Abilities Playground Master Plan at Ken Mercer Sports Park is first on the agenda. The council will take a decision whether to proceed with the design or pause until construction funding is identified.
In 2017, the proposal for the park was requested by families with special needs members and was adopted as a priority in the capital improvement program
City officials, along with the design firm RRM Design Group and City staff design team, held six stakeholder meetings, one community outreach meeting, conducted a survey to gather public feedback and created two conceptual designs.
The council will vote on finalizing a conceptual design for Lions Wayside and Delucchi parks. Also on the list is the approval of an amendment to the professional services agreement with Moore, Iacafano and Goltsman for a budget of $28,770 for landscape architectural services and public outreach…
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