Construction will begin next week in downtown Oakley on a $405,000 Civic Center Amphitheater Project upgrade which will include many upgrades aimed at enhancing ones experience at the park and bring more people to the downtown area.
The construction includes:
- Amphitheater style seating
- Stage & stage cover
- Restroom/snack shack building
The project is estimated to be completed by early September. The funding for the project comes from a East Bay Regional Park District Measure WW Regional Open Space, Wildlife, Shoreline and Parks Bond.
Here is a Press Release from the City of Oakley
The City Council on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 approved the bid of a local contractor, Wayne E. Swisher Cement Contractor Inc., to construct the new Civic Center Park Amphitheater Project in downtown Oakley.
This project will construct amphitheater style seating, a stage and stage cover, and also include a pre‐fabricated restroom/snack shack building, landscaping, lighting, and additional benches. The construction of this project is scheduled to start on June 23rd with the completion date of early September with the goal of having this facility which will be a centerpiece of downtown, available for the Heart of Oakley Festival on September 13th and for Oakley Harvest Festival that will be held in October.
A section of the Civic Center park lawn area will be closed and temporary construction fencing placed around the project site during the construction of this project to ensure safety of the public and construction workers during the approximate two month construction period.
Funding for this project is primarily from the East Bay Regional Park District Measure WW Park Bond funds.
In October 2013, the Oakley City Council discussed how to best spend the $405,000 from the East Bay Regional Park District Measure WW Regional Open Space, Wildlife, Shoreline and Parks Bond for the project. They ultimately decided to spend most of the money in the downtown area.
On March 11, they approved a concept (59:45 minute) where they touched on certain items such as seating, shade, angles for movie nights to prevent lights from hitting the screen to lighting.