Merced Heights Playground Lower Lawn Terrace Renovation

Image shows the concept design for Merced Lower Terrace Lawn split dog and people zones

Scope of Work

The scope of work includes an upgraded and accessible entrance at the field level on Shields Street, as well as accessibility improvements between the lower lawn entrance and Byxbee Street side playground entrance. We will also be installing a new plaza, pathway, seating, natural lawn and separate synthetic turf dog play area, plantings, and adult exercise equipment. The project will also feature a tile mosaic on the wall above the plaza that will recognize specific community members who have invested a lot of time over many years, caring for the park and advocating for its renovation.

Funding

  • $1,329,000 Local Assistance State Grant
  • $291,000 General Fund
  • $50K 2012 Bond Forestry Program 
  • $1,670,000 TOTAL BUDGET
PhaseTimeline
PlanningSpring 2019
DesignSpring 2021
ConstructionSpring 2022
Open to the Public Spring 2023

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  1. What's New
  2. Documents & Materials
  1. Capital Project Update

    Construction Progress for Merced Heights Playground Lower Lawn Terrace

    Trees and plants are in the ground and contractor will be completing installation of mulch by early next week. . . . Read on...
  2. Capital Project Update

    Merced Heights Playground Lower Lawn Terrace Construction Update

    Construction is progressing and the lower terrace of Merced Heights Playground is starting to look like a park! . . . Read on...
  3. Capital Project Update

    Merced Heights Playground Lower Lawn Terrace Construction Update

    You may have noticed a pause in construction recently. . . Read on...
  4. Capital Project Update

    Sidewalk Work at Merced Heights Playground.

    Today our contractor began work demolishing sections of the sidewalk along Byxbee, . . . Read on...
  5. Capital Project Update

    Construction Updates for Merced Heights Lower Lawn Area!

    We are excited to report that, as of early June, the contractor’s certified consulting biologist has confirmed that bird nesting activity on site has been completed. . . Read on...
  6. Capital Project Update

    Construction Has Begun on Merced Heights Lower Lawn Area!

    We are excited to announce Notice to Proceed was issued to the Contractor, . . Read on...
  7. Capital Project Update

    Notice to Proceed to Contractor in Early April 2022

    We are excited to announce that we are on track to issue Notice to Proceed to the Contractor Read on...
  8. Capital Project Update

    Award of Construction Goes Before RecPark Commission

    We are happy to report that we will be presenting award of construction contract to the Recreation and Park Commission for approval this Thursday, February 17. Read on...
  9. Capital Project Update

    Merced Heights Lower Terrace Project - Contractor Bid Advertisement!

    We are happy to report that the project has been advertised to contractors! Read on...
  10. Capital Project Update

    Our design team is moving along with construction document production!

    As we work on that, we’re reaching back out to solicit input from the community. . . Read on...
  11. Capital Project Update

    Merced heights Lower Lawn Project Update 6/15/21!

    The Arts Commission Civic Design Review Committee approved the design in April, under their “Small Project Review” category. Read on...
  12. Capital Project Update

    Arts Commission Review and Design Coordination for Merced Heights Lawn Terrace Project!

    Following Rec and Park Commission of concept design in March, we are moving forward! Read on...
  13. Capital Project Update

    Merced heights Lower Lawn Project Update 3/19/21!

    The Recreation and Park Commission approved a concept design for the Merced Heights Playground Lower Lawn . . . Read on...
  14. Capital Project Update

    Merced Heights Lower Lawn Terrace Project Headed to Commission for Approval!

    Staff will be presenting the proposed concept design to the Full Recreation and Park Commission this week. . . Read on...
  15. Capital Project Update

    Merced Heights Lower Lawn Terrace Project Update3/1!

    We have received great input to help us finalize a proposed concept design . . . Read on...
  16. Capital Project Update

    Merced Heights Lower Lawn Terrace Project Community Meeting!

    Thank you for your patience as some important preparations were made . . . Read on...
  17. Capital Project Update

    Merced Heights Lower Lawn Terrace Project Update 10/9!

    A community meeting was held in November 2019 to review preliminary designs . . . Read on...
  1. Melinda Sullivan

    Project Manager
    Phone: 1-628-652-6648