Parks and Recreation is planning one, possibly two new parks in Merced

According to The City of Merced Parks and Recreation supervisor Jeniffer Arellano, the city applied for a Proposition 68 grant to build a new park in North Merced.

Merced Parks and Recreation Department needs the help of the community in selecting the site for the park.

The City currently has three locations and only one will be picked.

Residents are encouraged to attend the meeting, residents can also share their thoughts and ideas for the park.

Jennifer Arellano also said, “Depending on what the community decides for the park if there are any remaining funds from the grant we might be able to build two parks”.

Don’t forget to come to the Meeting scheduled for July 2nd, 2019, see the site areas below for other scheduled meetings:

Potential Park Sites:
1. Charles Ogletree Site located at 250 Mandeville Lane is a 3.9-acre lot
2. Fahrens Creek Site located at 4325 Freemark Avenue is an 8 Acre Lot, this location also has the possibility of trails up to 1-mile.
3. Lester K. Yoshida Site located at 4355 Bixby Way is a 3.7-acre lot.

Community Meeting Dates:
July 2, Tues., 10 am, Yoshida Site #3
July 8, Mon., 6 pm, Ogletree Site #1
July 9, Tues., 6 pm, Fahrens Creek Site #2
July 10, Wed., 6 pm, Yoshida Site #3
July 11, Thurs., 6 pm, Youth Council Meeting, Civic Center, 678 W. 18th St.
July 12, Fri., 7 pm, Movies in the Park, El Cap High, 100 Farmland
July 15, Mon., 6 pm, City Council Meeting, grant approval, Civic Center, 678 W. 18th St.

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