McLaren Park - Louis Sutter Playground ADA Improvements

Louis Sutter ADA Improvements project - before construction path near lake

Scope of Work

This project will remove existing impediments for accessibility according to the Americans with Disabilities Act. The project’s objectives are the following:

  • Remove Existing barriers to public accessibility by creating access points, upgrading pathways, correcting slopes and providing clear paths of travel form accessible parking to park attractions.
  • Provide accessible parking in the South Parking lot.
  • Provide accessible pathway from South Parking lot to drinking fountain and clubhouse.
  • Improve the connection from accessible parking to the covered terrace and sports courts.
  • Install low retaining walls on improved pathways and & connecting routs between park features.


Funding comes from ADA Fund.

Project Schedule

PlanningWinter 2021
DesignSpring 2023
ConstructionSummer 2024/Fall 2024
Open to the publicLate 2024

Project Updates

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  1. Project Update Blog
  2. Documents and Materials
  1. Capital Project Update

    McLaren Park - Louis Sutter Playground ADA | Project update August 2023

    The Louis Sutter ADA project is currently in the design phase. The project was recently awarded a Green Infrastructure Grant by Read on...
  2. Capital Project Update

    Louis Sutter Playground | Temporary parking closure, August 23 + 24

    The southern parking lot and driveway from University Street at Woolsey Street will be closed Wednesday, August 23 through Thursday, August 24 for irrigation and paving repairs. Pedestrian access to the Read on...
  3. Capital Project Update

    Louis Sutter Playground | Construction update July 2023

    A quick construction update on Louis Sutter Playground. We passed our accessibility inspections and construction fencing is coming down soon Read on...
  4. Capital Project Update

    Complete the McLaren Park 2020 Bond Planning priorities survey

    We’ve created a new map-based survey to collect your thoughts on possible programming, infrastructure, and connectivity improvements in John McLaren Park. Please take 15-20 minutes Read on...
  5. Capital Project Update

    McLaren Park - Louis Sutter Playground | Project update May 2023

    The pathway replacement work south of Louis Sutter Playground is almost complete! The new stabilized natural surface trail is Read on...
  1. Jeannine Kane

    Project Manager