Lafayette Park Renovation update

Project Progress

Truck loads of new trees and plants, as well as what looks to be miles of sod, arrived this week transforming sections of the park into a green oasis almost overnight. Crews have been busy planting all week. With the exception of the dog play area, meadow, and the area north of the children’s play area, all the turf has been set and the majority of trees are planted. Next week workers will tackle the ornamental beds along Sacramento and Washington Streets.

Over the course of the next several weeks work will continue on the new tennis court retaining walls and the renovation of the existing structures.  The eastern fence of the Laguna DPA will be moved slightly westward to allow concrete trucks to pour the new path adjacent to the children’s play area, and the long anticipated assembly of the custom designed stone play structures will begin soon.

Shaw Pipeline is currently at work installing the lateral lines that run beneath the sidewalk and street connecting the park drainage and sewer lines to the City sewer system. This work involves connections at multiple points around the park’s perimeter, requiring restricted parking at several different locations. The work is being expedited at all locations so that the new system can be up and working before the next big rain. Work is expected to be substantially complete within the next seven days. No-parking signs will be removed as soon as work in a given location is completed. We apologize for any inconvenience this work may cause you.