EmPOWERment Park

ClientSacramento Parks Foundation
LocationSacramento, CA
DisciplinesCivil Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture

The Sacramento Parks Foundation was awarded $6,280,000 in Prop 68 funds for this project. O’Dell Engineering provided grant assistance, public outreach, conceptual design, and estimating support to the Foundation.┬áThe O’Dell team developed a master plan for EmPOWERment Park, an outreach program (Placemaking Through Play) to maximize grant points, and the actual grant package submitted to the State of California. EmPOWERment Park includes a parking lot with 11 ADA spaces, a round-a-bout, a drop-off zone, welcome signage, a tactile park map, a community garden, a storage shed, an ADA restroom, a barbecue and picnic area, water play, a 2 to 5-year-old play lot, a 5 to 12-year-old play lot, a 5 to 12-year-old custom inclusive play structure, a sensory wall, a bankshot court, court games, an open lawn area, safety fencing, perimeter fencing, a privacy wall, and shade sails. The park is designed with socially inclusive principles to be a place where people of all abilities and ages can gather to play and recreate. Construction documents for this project are currently in progress.