City hosts official ribbon-cutting of city park playground
New park had soft opening a few weeks ago
–The City of Paso Robles hosted a ribbon-cutting event on Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 11 a.m. to officially reopen the newly renovated Paso Robles City Park Playground. City staff, elected officials, representatives from the Paso Robles REC Foundation, Parks and Recreation Advisory committee members, SSA Landscape Architects and Brough Construction were all present to celebrate. The play area is located near the corner of 11th and Spring Streets in Paso Robles.
Funding for the renovation was made possible through a State of California Housing-Related Parks Program Grant for $804,450 as well as $650,000 in city redevelopment funds.
The four-month project included a complete renovation of the existing play area in the park. Featuring two large play structure areas designed for varying ages and abilities, the playground includes a merry-go-round, teeter totter, swings, a play house, shade structures and much more.
A renovation of the entire park during this time also included a new entry plaza, pathway repairs, a rebuilt barbeque, repairs to the gazebo and horseshoe pits. There have also been landscape upgrades throughout the park and repairs to the park’s irrigation and electrical system.
“We commend everyone who played a part in seeing this major renovation project to fruition, said Library and Recreation Services Director Julie Dahlen. “Starting with the REC Foundation and the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee who focused their attention on this crucial recreational need for our community, to donors who contributed to an endowment for ongoing park maintenance, this project illustrates once again that ‘can-do’ spirit of Paso Robles.”
Funding for ongoing playground maintenance will be supported by a $100,000 endowment fund established by the Paso Robles REC Foundation. The funds were raised from community donations and proceeds from the city’s popular summer Concerts in the Park series.