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Construction at City of Sacramento Parks

Special projects 

2021 Levee Improvement Work (Contract 2)

USACE is planning to construct additional levee seepage improvements in 2021 in the lower Little Pocket, upper Pocket/Greenhaven, and adjacent to Highway 50 at Broadway. It is anticipated that Zacharias Park will be closed for most of 2021. Additionally, a portion of the northern overflow parking lot at Miller Park will be utilized as staging without any impact to boat launch access. The bicycle trail between Broadway up to the south end of the Old Sacramento Promenade will be closed. USACE is planning to award the 2021 levee construction contract in early 2021. Additional details will be available at that time. Pre-construction activities that include the relocation of existing utilities and removing vegetation located directly in the construction footprint is anticipated to occur between December 2020 – April 2021.
Questions or comments regarding the levee construction activity can be directed to USACE at:

USACE Public Affairs Office
Phone: (916) 557-5100

Individual Park construction

Airfield Park Phase 1 Development 
Construction began in early October and will be complete by summer 2021. Improvements include 4.4 acres of park development, with grading, drainage, irrigation, open turf area,  landscaping, concrete walkways, children's themed aeronautical playgrounds, one group picnic area with shade structure, and site furnishings. Phase 2 development of the remaining 5 acres will be funded in July 2020 and will begin construction after the completion of Phase 1 in spring 2021. For additional information, visit the Airfield Park page.
Project Manager: Dennis Day,

Barandas Park 
Barandas Park Phase 2 will  begin construction by June 2021 and be complete by year end 2021. Improvements include 6 acres of park development. The project will consist of grading, drainage, irrigation, open turf area,  low water-using large shade and accent trees,  concrete walkways, two soccer fields, a full basketball court, two turf volleyball courts, table tennis, two cornhole games, a picnic area, individual picnic tables and benches.
Project Manager: Dennis Day, 
Barandas Park page

Cove Park Development
This project began construction in late September 2020 and will be complete in spring 2021. The new park will be a 1.83-acre neighborhood park in the River Oaks area of South Natomas.
The park will include a children’s playground, covered group picnic area, with four tables and a grill, a half basketball court, concrete walkways, a rainwater garden with boulders, two open turf areas, site furniture, and a park name sign. For additional information, visit the Cove Park page.
Project Manager: Dennis Day,

Garcia Bend Park
Parking will be limited to the front parking lot. The back parking lot will be closed along with with the boat launch during the Army Corps levee improvement project. This project will start construction April 15th and will continue until November 1st, 2020. The picnic, playground, and restroom will be open to the public during construction, but park access is limited and there may be construction activities occurring near these areas during the project period.
Map of inaccessible areas during construction (PDF)
Project Manager: Jeff Nittka,

Mae Fong Park Phase 3 – Soccer Field 
This project has been placed on hold and may be cancelled due to the City project funding which may be redirected to the City Covid19 needs. Improvements were to include: landscape development of the detention basin bottom, with grading, installation of french drains, automatic irrigation system, tree bubbler installation, turf hydroseeding, tree planting, bantam soccer goals and landscape maintenance. The additive alternate bid items are as follows: expand the irrigation and turf hydroseeding area, add benches on concrete pads, pave the existing aggregate base service road to the bottom of the basin.
Project Manager: Dennis Day,

Meadows Park Phase 1
Construction is scheduled to begin spring 2020, and the park is scheduled for opening in April 2021. Improvements include: a playground with shade structure, group picnic area with shade structure, open turf area, concrete walkways, seating areas, site furnishings and landscaping.
Project Manager: Tin-Wah Wong,

McKinley Park Water Vault Project
A portion of McKinley Park that includes the existing baseball field, picnic table area and horseshoe courts will be closed beginning June 2019 for construction of the McKinley Water Vault project. The jogging path will be closed from Park Way to McKinley Blvd during construction and walkers and joggers will be routed around the panhandle. Jogging path enhancements will be made and will require portions of the trail to be closed during the final phase of the project. Please sign up for construction notifications on the project web page to receive updates on construction impacts in the park: for updates. See a visual rendering of the proposed park improvements as part of this project at: Construction is expected to be complete by August 2021.
Project Manager: James Yorita,

Oki Park Restroom Renovation
The City's oldest playground, 30 years old, is getting a makeover.  The improvements will consist of the demolition of the existing playground equipment and access ramp, and installing new children's dinosaur discovery-themed playground equipment and swings, engineered wood fiber playground surfacing.  The two existing playground access gates will be refurbished, four trees planted, and new park and playground rules signage installed.  Project Manager: Dennis Day, 
Project Manager: Dennis Day,

Tahoe Tallac Park Ballfield Improvements 
Construction will begin in November 2020 and be completed by February 2021. Improvements will include: a shared bullpen for fields 1 and 2 with a concrete walkway, decomposed granite paving, and 12’ chain link fencing. All three fields will include a warning track with concrete mow strip and header board, picnic tables, and additional shade trees, and repainting the existing wood bleachers on field #3 and a 4’ chain link fence along the west sidelines.
Project Manager: Dennis Day,

Zacharias Park Construction Staging
Construction staging for this park will take place from March 31, 2021 through October 1, 2021.
Zacharias Park Construction Staging (PDF)
Project Manager: Dana Repan,