Parkwood Park Grand Re-Opening

Parkwood Park Grand Re-Opening

Posted on April 11, 2018

On April 10, Self-Help Enterprises and the County of Madera held a grand re-opening and ribbon cutting for Parkwood Park, located on the southwest corner of Georgia Avenue and Watt Street in Madera, to highlight the completion of park improvements and revitalization of the community park.

The celebration unveiled the new child play area and basketball courts. The new playground blends into the landscape of Parkwood Park and features many fun and playful elements of playground design. The project also included a complete site rehabilitation with new grounds, tables, BBQ pits, benches, as well as new trees, a re-seeded lawn, and installation of a new shrub bed with irrigation. In addition, all restrooms were replaced with new toilets, sinks, hand dryers, and door locks.

These improvements enhance public safety for all the city’s residents and visitors using the park and provide a sustainable green space for community recreation. Neighborhood resident Angie Santos said, “I never felt encouraged to come to this park with my kids. I drove by one day after my neighbor told me about the changes and saw the new park. Now I’ll be bringing my kids here. They have a great place to play.”

Self-Help Enterprises was charged by the County of Madera with implementation and administration of the Housing-Related Parks Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Community Development, which funded the project. The Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) allocated $189,000 in Housing-Related Parks Program (HRPP) funds to the County of Madera for the costs of Park and Recreation Facility rehabilitation.

Self-Help Enterprises’ staff worked together with Duley’s Landscape, Courts and Greens, Featherstone Construction, and California Labor Consulting served as the general contractors for this project.

Along with neighborhood community members, we were honored to have Robert Mansfield, Madera County Senior Planner, and County Supervisor Max Rodriguez join us for the event.

See more photos of the event here.

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