A Co-Creation Process Brings Regional Open Space
This vision plan emphasizes and enhances the park’s core character of natural landscapes with winding trails and panoramic city views. The project celebrates the park’s unique terrain, analyzes opportunities to accommodate emerging recreation trends, recognizes the needs of immediate neighbors and local communities, and establishes an identity, all with an overlay of sustainable design. As the prime consultant leading the planning and engagement process, CMG’s goals were to envision and establish a basis for future fundraising, schematic and detailed design, and construction – paying particular attention to park entrances, areas of interest, the connectivity of pathways, trails, and roadways, and to consider alternative uses for the Gleneagles Golf Course inside the park.
The vision plan is a part of the capital improvement program funded by the 2012 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond. The objectives of the bond include fixing and improving parks citywide, eliminating serious earthquake safety risks in neighborhood and waterfront park facilities, renovating parks, playground, recreation centers, and clubhouses that are in poor condition, repairing nature trail systems in the city’s parks, and attracting matching community and philanthropic support.