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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 […]

Sunnyvale Preschool Outdoor Play Area

The existing space was enhanced with a myriad of educational opportunities, loosely based on a transportation theme to honor Sunnyvale’s rich railroad history. The project includes new non-slip rubberized surfaces for outdoor play, a dramatic tunnel element, low fencing with a variety of learning panels, and an outdoor classroom. O’Dell provided professional services for this […]

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 […]

EmPOWERment Park Project Featured on abc10 News

Local abc10 news station recently featured a news piece on the inclusive EmPOWERment Park project and its impact on a child’s access to play. EmPOWERment Park is designed with socially inclusive principles to be a place where people of all abilities and ages, just like Mary Jane, can gather to play and recreate. The park […]

Land Connections—Community Spaces for Introverts

Why Should We Have Community Spaces for Introverts? Community spaces are places used in a variety of ways by the entire community. People use these spaces to gather, play, interact, relax, enjoy nature, and recharge3. Community spaces are for the whole community, including the 40% of the population that identifies as introverted. The diversity of […]

Land Connections—Parks and the Pandemic: The Need for More Equity

The pandemic has invigorated interest in public parks and open spaces. Parks have long been known to improve health and wellness, but they have now turned into a necessary haven for so many during these difficult times. Access to nature, fresh air, and daylight, combined with social distancing and masks, have not only helped us […]