In The News: Ceres Secures Grants for Park Projects
As reported in The Ceres Courier, the City of Ceres was recently awarded a $489,000 California River Parkways (RP) grant for the lower terrace of the Ceres River Bluff Regional Park. O’Dell Engineering has been involved with the River Bluff Regional Park since 2011, providing professional services to the City for a park playground, soccer park expansion, and most recently, the lower terrace wetland restoration. O’Dell Engineering provided conceptual master planning and grant application services for the restoration of wetlands and recreational trails along the lower bluff of River Bluff Park.
In addition, Ceres’ Neel Park also received a $100,000 grant from the California Department of Parks and Recreation. O’Dell Engineering provided conceptual master planning and grant application services for this existing storm water retention basin. Plans include the addition of a large playground area with multiple play structures, picnic facilities, a basketball court, trap fencing, additional grass open space, a parking lot, a dog park, and site lighting. The playground and additional amenities were thoughtfully prepared with socially inclusive principals as a core design strategy. Sensory stimulation, integration, and developmental needs for often overlooked sensory systems such as the vestibular, proprioceptive, and interoceptive receptors are a key element of this project design.
O’Dell looks forward to the continued evolution of these two important projects!
O’Dell offers on-call professional services to the City of Ceres and has completed projects such as Ryno Park, Ceres Bike Path (Phases 1-4), a Citywide Parks Master Plan, and the Downtown District Renovation.
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