On Tuesday, the Brentwood City Council will discuss the creation of a park on a city owned property located at 2001 Shady Willow Lane in the City of Brentwood.
This will be a first step on what to do with the property, as this is listed as a future agenda item, however, Councilwoman Jovita Mendoza is proposing to take the 1-acre parcel and turn it into a park. The only action that could be taken is to direct staff on next steps.
In speaking with Mendoza Monday, she confirmed she would like to turn the acre into park versus other options. She has multiple ideas including an outdoor exercise area, green space or shaded picnic areas—she is encouraging resident suggestions.
“I realize this is only an acre, so we have to be smart about it and create a draw. An outdoor exercise court would be an asset as it gets all people of all ages and ability active,” said Mendoza. “I look forward to discussing this more at Tuesdays meeting and look forward to hearing more from the residents on what they would like to see.”
According to Mendoza, the City of Brentwood currently stands at 3.28 acres per 1,000 residents. The goal per the General Plan is 5 acres per 1,000 residents which Mendoza would like the city to catch up on its park plan commitment.
“It’s time the council stop talking about it and we as a council do something for our residents when it comes to parks,” said Mendoza.
Mendoza pointed out the City of Escondido received a $150k grant for a five free outdoor fitness areas—the grant came from the National Fitness Campaign. The City of San Francisco has a similar court which includes core workouts, squats, pushups, lunges, pulling, agility and bending–noting many Brentwood residents already use parks and schools for their workouts and wanted to provide another option for all ages and ability to utilize.
The 1-acre parcel sits next to a 288-Unit residential community that broke ground in June.
In November, she hopes to tackle the property at Sand Creek and Fairview which is 14.5 acres and is slated to become a sports facility which she hopes will include baseball/softball field, soccer and a 3-story sports complex which possibly could include indoor basketball courts.
7:00 pm, October 12, 2021
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