Design Specifications Wrap Up; Construction Begins This Summer
Following the Board of Supervisor’s unanimous approval of the Realize Flood Park Project’s Phase 1 plan on December 13, 2022, the County, in coordination with its design consultants CMG Landscape Architecture, has been finalizing construction specifications for Phase 1 features, that include:
- Picnic/reservation areas
- One multi-use field
- Tennis/pickleball courts
- Basketball court
- Sand volleyball courts
- Bike pump track
- Walking paths
- Underground utilities.
The design will incorporate recommendations from the County’s Commission on Disabilities for accessible children picnic tables in addition to wheelchair accessible food preparation/service tables at reservable sites and some drop-in areas.
In April or May, the project will be open for public bid by qualified contractors. Review of submitted bids, contractor selection, and the award of a final construction contract will follow. Phase 1 construction is expected to begin mid-June 2023 and will take up to 12 months to complete.
What to Expect During Construction
The Park is scheduled to close June 15 for construction staging. The Department is committed to keeping as much of the park open to the public as possible during construction while maintaining public safety and adhering to the established construction schedule to ensure project progress and management of expenses. The playground and areas adjacent the Adobe Administration Building are slated to remain open during Phase 1 construction. Project updates, including any schedule and sequence changes, will be posted to the project page and in the Realize Flood Park newsletter (sign up at the bottom of the project page).
Protection of existing natural resources, including trees, during construction is a priority. The final agreement with the selected contractor will stipulate tree protection plans and specifications consistent with the requirements stated in the Certified Environmental Impact Report and in accordance with best practices established by the International Society of Arborists. The county arborist will monitor and direct all work within designated tree protection zones and ensure that equipment access and construction operations are consistent with these plans and specifications.
Watch for Two Community Events this Spring - Summer
- Bike Pump Track Design: In May we will host a community workshop with the pump track designer to review the early design, discuss location limitations, and solicit ideas for track details.
- Tree Planting, Grassland Restoration: We will also schedule a community meeting to review new tree planting, and the grassland and understory restoration plans that are focused on improving habitat sustainability and biological diversity in the park.