Scope of Work
Rec and Park is excited to be moving forward with the renovation of the McLaren Community Garden! The design team has refined the garden’s schematic design, which can be seen here:
The design creates a welcoming entrance into the garden with communal planter beds for herbs and trailing vegetables, sheltered gathering spaces for groups, and ornamental gates and fencing, while also creating a utilitarian garden designed to accommodate over 80+ garden plots. This garden serves as an anchor for McLaren Park in the Visitacion Valley Neighborhood. Building on its history of serving the senior population, the upper terrace will be fully ADA accessible and allow seniors to recreate and work in the garden. Specific improvements will include replacing all of the raised planter beds, new compost bins, potting table, tool shed, picnic tables, beds and a gazebo, as well as infrastructure improvements including new irrigation and fencing.
We are currently in the design phase and anticipate wrapping up construction documents in Spring of 2017. The construction project will be coordinated in conjunction with a PUC project to build a rainwater garden immediately north of the community garden.
Let us know if you have any questions!
Alexis Ward email@example.com
Funding comes from the 2008 and 2012 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond; the community applied for and received a Community Opportunity Fund Award from the 2008 Bond, and a portion of the funds designated for McLaren Park from the 2012 Bond have been allocated to this project.
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