The City of San Leandro is pleased to announce that Warden Park, located in the Davis West neighborhood, will soon be the recipient of a brand new playground. Leveraging over $120,000 in state grant funding from the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), coupled with a contribution of City park “in lieu funds” derived from other private development projects, the new playground will include two new play structures.
The amenities were selected by students at Wilson Elementary School along with feedback from the Recreation and Parks Commission and the Davis West community. The playground will include separate play structures for preschoolers and school-aged children. The footprint of the existing playground will also be expanded, and will include the addition of a spinner, a modern-day merry-go-round, new swings, a see-saw and diggers. In order to begin preparations for the new installations, the site will need to be closed beginning on February 1st. The installation is expected to take several months, and the new playground is tentatively scheduled to be unveiled in the late spring or early summer of 2018.
“I am so excited to announce this exciting project at Warden Park,” noted Mayor Pauline Russo Cutter. “This new playground is part of a broader effort by the City to upgrade various local parks all across San Leandro to improve the quality of life for our residents and their families, making it easier to get out and get moving.”
For more information, contact Breyana Brandt, Assistant Recreation and Human Services Director at (510) 577-3463 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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