O'Dell Engineering Project Updates

An Awesome Day in Modesto: The Awesome Spot Playground Groundbreaking!

Construction has officially begun on The Awesome Spot Playground at Beyer Community Park. We are so excited to be one step closer to realizing this amazing recreational asset in the Modesto community! The Awesome Spot is a socially inclusive and sensory-integrated playground designed to eliminate social, physical, and cognitive barriers from play. From a phone […]

New Ralston Tower Senior-Focused Park Coming Soon!

The new Ralston Tower Park is officially on its way! O’Dell provided master planning, design development, and construction documentation for this amazing senior playground! We are now happy to provide construction support services. The new park will feature walking paths, game tables, a plaza, a horseshoe pit, fitness equipment, benches, and a drinking fountain. The […]

Sunnyvale Preschool Play Area Grand Opening

The Sunnyvale Preschool Play Area in Sunnyvale, CA is complete and open for play! Visitors can now enjoy the new non-slip rubberized surfaces for outdoor play, a dramatic tunnel, low fencing with a variety of learning panels, and an outdoor classroom. O’Dell believes in the amazing impact of play. We loved being able to enhance […]

Trini’s Park Grand Opening in Kerman, CA

Named after the long-time mayor and council-member Trini Rodriguez, Trini’s Park in Kerman, California recently celebrated its grand opening on August 28th, 2021! You can watch the coverage from this event on ABC30’s website. Trini’s Park features two playgrounds, a half basketball court, fitness equipment, musical instruments, and a picnic shelter for the Kerman community […]

Design Built For Communities: Michael Vega Park

O’Dell Engineering believes in designing for purpose. We aim to bring spaces to life that will spark joy, bring communities together, and support recreational and social needs. Michael Vega Park in River Islands does just that. In addition to the daily recreation opportunities the space provides, the park also hosts movie nights, community gatherings, and […]

Modesto Rotary Centennial Music Garden Celebrates Grand Opening

The Modesto Rotary Club Celebrates 100th Anniversary In 2020 the Modesto Rotary Club celebrated 100 years of being committed to improving the world, on a local and global level. Some notable projects the Club has been involved with over the years include, painting the interior of a YMCA building, planting 20 Valley Oak trees in […]

The Bennie and Joyce Gatto Historic Trail – The Value of Trails and Volunteerism

The Value of Trails The creation of trails within neighborhoods provides both health and transportation benefits to the residents and community overall. Trails provide people of all ages safe, accessible places to take part in recreational activities such as jogging, cycling, or skating. A well-planned network of trails can also make it easy for residents […]

Prop 68 – Improving One California Community at a Time

What is Prop 68? The Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Program (Prop 68) is a competitive grant program that creates new parks and recreation opportunities in underserved communities across the state of California. Each of these parks and playgrounds will positively impact families, children, and adults alike by providing increased access to recreation. O’Dell […]

May Nissen Park Awarded CARPD Outstanding Renovated Facility

O’Dell Engineering is delighted to announce that Livermore Area Recreation and Park District – LARPD has been awarded the California Association of Recreation and Park Districts Award of Distinction for Outstanding Renovated Facility for May Nissen Community Park.  We loved the opportunity to assist LARPD with the development of this 100% socially inclusive park in […]

May Nissen Park Awarded CPRS District 3 Outstanding Park

We are so excited for our client Livermore Area Recreation and Park District – LARPD who received the CPRS District 3 Outstanding Park award for May Nissen Park. We loved creating this magical (literally, it is fairy-tale themed) park with LARPD! May Nissen Playground is a 1.88-acre playground in Livermore, CA adjacent to a local […]