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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 […]

EmPOWERment Park

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. The 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 […]

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 […]

River Islands Parks

The importance of recreational opportunities is not an afterthought at River Islands, but rather a critical planning factor.  Through a successful partnership between O’Dell Engineering and River Islands Development, we are building an active community by planning for success in this revolutionary development. O’Dell designed a comprehensive Parks Master Plan that includes over 45 park […]

O’Dell to Begin Work on Clovis Dog Park Master Plan

O’Dell Engineering was recently awarded the City of Clovis Dog Park Master Plan project. As described in this news video, the City of Clovis is impassioned about the future of dog parks in the City.  Clovis is a pedestrian friendly City with gorgeous recreational trails and many park features. With over 100,000 citizens in the […]

Knox Park & Playground

O’Dell Engineering provided civil engineering, land surveying, and landscape architecture design services for this City of Madera project. Funded through a low income incentive program, the project included renovations to the existing Knox Park. Improvements include new site lighting, irrigation retrofits, parking, restrooms, socially inclusive play ADA access retrofits, and picnic facilities.

O’Dell Engineering Staff Appointed to Leadership Roles in the American Society of Landscape Architects Professional Practice Networks

Two O’Dell Engineering landscape architecture team members have recently been appointed to leadership positons within the Professional Practice Networks (PPN’s) of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). Chad Kennedy now serves as the Chair Designate for the Council of Professional Practice Networks and Alison Kelly now serves as Co-Chair of the Women in Landscape […]