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New and Improved Elkhorn Park Reopens

Post Date:03/23/2018 1:30 PM

Elkhorn Park in the Broderick neighborhood of West Sacramento has reopened after significant upgrades. Mayor Christopher Cabaldon spoke at a ceremony on March 23rd attended by Washington Unified School District Superintendent Linda Luna, and students from adjacent Elkhorn Elementary school who were the first to try out the park’s new play equipment.

Renovations over the past five months include:

  • Installation of a new state-of-the art play structure
  • Face to face expression swings which allow both adult and child to swing together
  • Adult fitness stations located immediately adjacent to the play equipment to allow families to exercise and play together
  • Renovated horse shoe pits, picnic tables and an upgraded walking path to meet ADA requirements
  • A renovated shade structure to protect a new game board/picnic table and community BBQ

Community partners who helped facilitate the park make-over include:

  • Washington Unified School District – the District owns the property and through a partnership agreement, allows the City to improve and maintain the site as a City park site.This partnership is critical in helping the City provide outdoor recreation opportunities to the Bryte and Broderick neighborhood. 
  • Bayer Crop Science and The Regional Center for Volunteerism -Hands On Sacramento – More than 100 volunteers dedicated an entire day on October 27, 2017, to prepare the site for the new play equipment, including repairing walkways to meet ADA requirements, removing all existing play equipment, renovating the horse shoe pits, painting the park’s picnic tables and installing new park benches. 
  • Northern California Construction Training Program (NCCT) - The new shade structure was constructed by NCCT students as part of their apprenticeship program. 
  • Northern California Cement Masons Apprentice Program provided curbs around the new play and fitness equipment and set the foundation for a new community BBQ.
  • Bryte and Broderick Community Action Network and Yolo County Children’s Alliance for their continuous support in seeking grant funding.

These improvements were made possible through grant funding received from the National Recreation and Parks Association and the Walt Disney Corporation “Meet Me at the Park” grant program and the California Parks and Recreation Society and GameTime through their Healthy Play Initiative match funding program.

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