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May Nissen Playground

May Nissen Playground is a 1.88-acre playground in Livermore, CA adjacent to a local library and aquatic facility. This 100% socially inclusive play space features areas for outdoor reading, theatrical or dramatic play, and creative play to complement the library operations, along with multiple play areas, outdoor exercise equipment, and a new restroom facility. Theming […]

An Awesome Start to 2017 for The Awesome Spot!

The Awesome Spot, a socially inclusive playground planned for Beyer Community Park in Modesto, is full steam ahead in 2017! The AWESOME design for the playground was recently revealed and the project is currently in the fundraising phase. Based on community input the playground is divided into three distinct areas for exploration and free play: […]

Centennial Park & Socially Inclusive Playground Brings Accessible Play to All in Madera!

The recent grand opening of Centennial Park & Socially Inclusive Playground in Madera was a smashing success! With a strong community need for a socially inclusive play space, the City of Madera, its citizens, and O’Dell Engineering worked together to create an accessible, unique, and wonderful recreational opportunity for the City. O’Dell Engineering provided civil […]

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 […]

O’Dell Engineering Project Updates: The Awesome Spot One Step Closer to Revealing Design

The Awesome Spot, a socially inclusive playground planned for Beyer Community Park in Modesto, is one step closer to unveiling a conceptual design! The Awesome Spot team, led by Modesto-area resident Rachel Loredo, held its second community meeting in July. After an excellent turn-out and reception from the first community design workshop in May, organizers […]

O’Dell Engineering Project Updates: Recently Awarded On-Call Contracts

O’Dell Engineering is happy to announce that we have recently secured on-call contracts with Northern California agencies including the City of Ceres, the Dublin San Ramon Services District, the City of Salinas, and San Joaquin County. We value our existing relationship with each of these agencies and look forward to the continued opportunity to provide […]

In The News: Pedestrians Come First at River Islands

As seen in a recent Manteca Bulletin article, the importance of active recreational opportunities is not an afterthought at River Islands, but rather a critical planning factor. At completion, the community will boast an 18.5 mile, 20 foot wide bike path/pedestrian trail atop super levees that will encircle the entire development. The original plans for […]

In The News: Modesto Socially Inclusive Playground Community Meeting

Two recent Modesto Bee articles titled, “Meeting in Modesto will help make Beyer Park playground an Awesome Spot” and “Dozens turn out to share ideas on Awesome Spot playground in Modesto”, update Modesto-area resident Rachel Loredo’s effort to see a local inclusive playground come to life. Loredo’s dream of replacing the outdated Beyer Community Park with a […]

Avenal Park

This proposition 84 funded park in the City of Avenal is a small half an acre neighborhood park. Despite its size, the park was carefully designed with socially inclusive design features and parameters to provide play for all children regardless of abilities. Child development related features focused on motor function, cognition, sensory stimuli, natural elements, […]