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Park Improvement Projects Announced

Park Improvement Projects Announced


PASADENA, Calif.—Improvements projects by the Pasadena Department of Public Works at two City parks—Brenner and San Rafael—mean there will be temporary, partial closures and limited access to both facilities effective immediately. 

A $50,000 project to renovate the softball field at Brenner Park, 235 Barthe Drive, will have the field fenced off and closed at least through February 1, 2013.  The closure allows time to complete the project and the new turf to take root. 

Over at San Rafael Park, located at Colorado Boulevard and Melrose Avenue, the Department is engaged in a $55,000 project to replace swings and other playground equipment.  This work area will be fenced and closed to the public through the end of November 2012. 

The Brenner Park project includes enhancements to the irrigation system; laser grading of the infield; additional infield mix; improved transition between infield and outfield areas; leveling the outfield soil; and re-seeding the field.  To reduce water consumption and promote environmental stewardship, the project also calls for removing select locations of non-essential turf including the area behind the bleachers, adjacent to the restrooms and the strip between third base and the perimeter fence. 

For additional information on the Brenner Park project, contact Ana Bailey, Parks Superintendent, at (626) 744-7387 or via e-mail abailey@cityofpasadena.net. 

At San Rafael, crews will be replacing existing swings with a larger unit to allow for more simultaneous use and the addition of new standalone playground equipment.  The playground enhancements will provide additional play opportunities for 5- to 12-year-old children while maintaining the existing opportunities for younger children. 

In addition to the new play equipment, the project includes perimeter curbs, accessibility ramps, wood fiber playground surfacing, irrigation upgrades and replacement turf.  During construction, the contractor will close and fence off a portion of the existing play and adjacent turf areas as well as periodic closures of the park’s perimeter walkway.  Other areas of the park will remain open during construction. 

Steve Wright, Assistant City Engineer, is managing the construction project.  For more information, contact him at (626) 744-4720 or via e-mail at swright@cityofpasadena.net. 

For more information about the City of Pasadena, go online to www.cityofpasadena.net. 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 22, 2012 #088-12 

NEWS MEDIA CONTACT: William H. Boyer, Pasadena Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office, (626) 744-4755, wboyer@cityofpasadena.net, or Stacy Houser, Department of Public Works, (626) 744-4452 



Posted: 10/22/2012 03:00:00 PM
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