City to host groundbreaking of City Park repairs Jan. 21
Work is scheduled to begin Jan. 25
–The City of Paso Robles will be hosting a groundbreaking ceremony for the City Park rehabilitation and repair project at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21, at the downtown City Park playground.
In June 2014, the city was awarded an $804,450.00 State of California Housing-Related Parks Grant to improve and rehabilitate City Park. In addition to the grant, the city has redevelopment funds totaling $650,000 that meet conditions to be used for the project, bringing the total available budget to $1.45 million without using any general fund dollars.
Work included in the project includes installation of a new playground, a new entry plaza and repairs to pathways to meet American with Disabilities Act requirements. The gazebo and barbeque area are scheduled for repair as are the irrigation and electrical systems. New trees and plantings are also part of the project.
Work is scheduled to begin the week of Jan. 25, and will be completed by the end of June 2016. Previously scheduled events such as Wine Festival, Paso Artsfest and the Concerts in the Park series will still take place in the park. The Tuesday Farmer’s Markets and the Saturday Farm and Craft Market now take place on 11th Street, days and times are unchanged.