The park close to Sierra Vista Ok-8 College consists of principally grass and an asphalt strolling path main from Bel Air Drive to Greenwich Circle, however the Vacaville Parks & Recreation Division needs to rework it right into a full-scale household park with facilities.
Residents received to provide ideas on a few of these facilities throughout a Zoom assembly Thursday.
Sierra Vista Park was recognized as a park in want of potential Proposition 68 funding as a result of lack of facilities accessible, Recreation Supervisor Melody Ocampo stated. Town had beforehand administered a survey on what residents want to see within the park, the outcomes of which have been offered Thursday.
“We’re working with just about a clear slate,” Recreation Supervisor Julia Matison stated. “There’s lots of grass and an outdated backstop or two, so we have now some large alternatives right here.”
Matison listed the highest 5 facilities prompt by the group, which consisted of a strolling loop, an interactive water play/spray characteristic, playground tools, a lined picnic space and basketball courts. Different suggestions included a pull-up bar and zipline, which might be an addition to the playground tools.
Matison stated the park was damaged down into three areas and survey responders have been requested to establish their most well-liked facilities for every space. In Space 1 close to Greenwich Circle, there was a heavy choice for a playground particularly for very younger kids. A bigger playground was requested in Space 2 within the heart of the park. In Space 3, nearer to Bel Air Drive, residents have been in favor of a backstop for baseball or softball packages.
Gabriela Estrada, program coordinator with Sustainable Solano, floated a number of concepts for pure ecosystems on the park. These included orchards or fruit bushes, group gardens, pure playgrounds that use bushes and different pure parts for playground tools , rain gardens and academic pathways.
Matison additionally stated the plan would incorporate a modular constructing for Sierra Vista College’s Thank Goodness It’s Enjoyable afterschool program. Different group suggestions included requirements comparable to benches and consuming fountains in addition to a stage space for out of doors performances and presumably out of doors motion pictures.
Simone Reel, who lives close to the park, prompt a play construction for older kids.
“My children have grown up right here and now they’re sixth, seventh and eighth-grade,” she stated. “As a mother, I like to swing myself every so often.”
Adam Huynh, a bodily schooling instructor at Sierra Vista, prompt three to 5 operating lanes with a Mondotrack floor.
“I additionally coach observe and subject and soccer,” he stated. “Not having the chance to have college students operating a regular-sized observe generally is a little bit difficult.”
Huynh additionally prompt a long-jump pit for observe college students to follow.
Park Planner Jim Simpson stated a operating observe can be tough to implement due to the quantity of house accessible.
“We might put in a small operating observe, however we wouldn’t be capable of do lots of different issues,” he stated.
Will Apostolos, one other P.E. instructor at Sierra Vista, stated it was necessary to have parts that will carry the group and colleges collectively. Nevertheless, he was involved about security, because the park at the moment has a big homeless inhabitants.
“In the event that they obtain the providers our metropolis can present, I really feel security can also be an space that we should always actually spend money on,” he stated.
Apostolos prompt investing in a security workforce consisting of neighbors, legislation enforcement officers and district officers.
“I’d like to ensure our group is secure, that our college students are secure and that the funding that we’re going to place into this dream park is stored secure and that it’s stored properly.”
As the one Ok-8 faculty within the Vacaville Unified College District, Apostolos stated Sierra Vista has sports activities groups that play towards town league towards different colleges comparable to Golden West, Willis Jepson and Vaca Pena. Nevertheless, he stated the college is ready to host indoor sports activities in its fitness center however want to host out of doors sports activities, which it doesn’t at the moment have room for.
“We actually do want a house subject for our college,” he stated. “We play in a league towards these groups which have them on their web site. We don’t, however we’re very aggressive. Our groups at the moment are on the map.”
The parks workers stated not all concepts can be carried out as a result of restricted quantity of house accessible however was nonetheless dedicated to becoming in as many facilities as feasibly doable to replace the park.
Extra conferences are deliberate in addition to further discussions on potential artwork options, security parts and the general fashion for the park.
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