Big developments this week at the West Central Park!
Today, word came from City Hall that our grading permit has been approved, clearing the way for work to begin this Thursday.
The grading process will fill in the rocky and uneven surface of the site, leaving it smooth and uniform. This will make the site more wheelchair and stroller friendly, taking another step toward turning the space from an empty lot to a lush, green park that that will be both accessible and safe – a place for the entire community to enjoy.
Grading will cover the 60’ x 80’ area listed as Section A here. In place of mined gravel, the park will be utilizing 2½ inch recycled concrete (which has excellent permeability and is perfect for high-moisture soils) topped with crushed granite (which is compactable enough to support wheelchairs and strollers).
Things are progressing beautifully at West Central Park! Our next work party is scheduled for this Sunday at 10 AM. We’ll be planting several sequoias that were recently donated to the park, starting work on the park’s inaugural mural (more to come on that exciting development), and continuing the first wave of beautification efforts.
See you at the park…