In The News: City of Ceres Parks Master Plan
Two of O’Dell Engineering’s current City of Ceres projects were recently featured in The Ceres Courier. The January 27th article, titled “Park ideas to be examined,” provides an overview of the recommendations found within Ceres’ Parks Master Plan. The article chronicles the Master Plan’s evolution toward City Council approval and highlights draft improvement plans for Neel Park, one of its currently un-programmed park spaces.
O’Dell’s Landscape Architecture Department completed the draft Parks Master Plan document in December 2015 following a year of public outreach, visual inventories of the City’s existing parks and open space assets, and research into national and local benchmark standards for park development. The Parks Master Plan contains the full inventory of existing City property, as well as prioritized recommendations for the City to complete infrastructure and programmatic improvements to its existing parks and open space property.
The Neel Park project highlighted in the Courier’s article includes the masterplan’s recommendations in its draft improvement plan. The City of Ceres plans to apply for a Federal Land and Water Conservation Fund Grant to develop the park into a safe and usable asset. O’Dell’s Landscape Architecture Department completed this conceptual plan in line with the City’s needs for the grant application and in accordance with the programmatic and infrastructure needs identified in the Parks Master Plan. The proposed improvements would provide the surrounding neighborhood with both passive and active recreational opportunities for community members of all ages.
O’Dell offers on-call professional services to the City of Ceres and has completed projects such as River Bluff Regional Park, Ryno Park, Ceres Bike Path (Phases 1-4), and the Downtown Master Plan.