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Community meetings will help design a park

Mike Conway

Post Date:06/28/2019

Community meetings will help design a park

The City of Merced is applying for a Proposition 68 grant to create a park and needs lots of community participation to make it succeed. A series of community meetings will be held to get the public's help in selecting the park site and in designing the park.

Three sites in North Merced have been selected for the new park because it has a large population with no parks within a close distance to the residents. The sites under consideration are:

  • Charles Ogletree site, 250 Mandeville Lane at Hutchinson Lane

  • Fahrens Creek site, 4325 Freemark Ave at Heitz Way

  • Lester K. Yoshida site, 4355 Bixby Way at Revelle Drive

    Community meetings are scheduled to be held to collect comments about the sites and ask what kind of features people would like to have in their neighborhood park. The meetings are intentionally scheduled at the proposed park sites to be close to the affected neighborhoods. Proposition 68 is intended to allow the public a strong voice in creating a park that they want. Comments will be collected at two other events to broaden the community engagement.

    In addition to the meetings, a survey is available online to select the site and park features.

    The community meetings will be held:

July 2, Tues., 10 am, Yoshida Site

July 8, Mon., 6 pm, Ogletree Site

July 9, Tues., 6 pm, Fahrens Creek Site

July 10, Weds., 6 pm, Yoshida Site

July 11, Thurs., 6 pm, Youth Council meeting, Civic Center, 678 W 18th

July 12, Fri., 7 pm, Movies in the Park, El Cap High, 100 Farmland

The City Council will vote to accept the grant at its July 15 meeting.

For more information contact Jennifer Arellano at or 209-385-6854, or go to the City's website,

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