Community Invited to Provide Input on Boorman Park Design
“Enriching Our Community”
The City of Richmond Community Services Department and Parks and Landscaping Division are teaming up with the West County Regional Group, First 5 Contra Costa, and Healthy and Active Before 5 for the Boorman Park Community Workshop on Monday, June 3. The event will take place at Boorman Park at S 25th St and Maine Ave in Richmond.
The Boorman Park Community Workshop is the latest in a series of community workshops part of the Richmond Parks Assessment, which began in September 2018. Out of 25 Richmond parks, Boorman Park was identified by residents as a priority for improvement.
During the most recent workshop in April 2019, community members met at Coronado Elementary School to review three proposed designs, each of which included components requested by residents at prior workshops such as new play equipment for all ages and abilities, a soccer field, a skate park, and a fitness trail. Participants provided additional feedback on the size, location, and specific features of various elements of the park and agreed on changes that were incorporated into the latest design.
At the upcoming workshop, organizers will present the final proposed design for Boorman Park and guide participants through a walking tour of the park. The tour will allow participants to visualize and view the locations of recreational features and support amenities part of the park design. Participants will be asked to provide input on details of the final design.
The final design will provide a guideline for decision makers to allocate funding to improve, activate, and increase usage of Boorman Park.
The West County Regional Group, First 5 Contra Costa, and Healthy and Active Before 5 have completed park assessments in partnership with several cities across Contra Costa County such as San Pablo, Concord, Pittsburg, Bay Point, and Antioch. The assessments have successfully led to more than $2.6 million in park improvements, including the construction of 6 new playgrounds throughout the county.
The Boorman Park Community Workshop is a free event. A light dinner, childcare, and interpretation will be provided.