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Prop 68 Grant Application Update:

A big thanks to all of you who participated in the Property 68 community engagement efforts!!  Please read below for an overview of the grant application process and award announcements.

The 2018 Proposition 68 Bond Act provides over $650 million to fund the Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Program (SPP).  The SPP is administered by the California Department of Parks and Recreation and focuses on ensuring that everyone has access to healthy parks, water and climate protections.

 After a robust community engagement process and with the help of local healthcare organizations, Washington Unified School District (WUSD) and hundreds of community members, on August 5, 2019, the City submitted three applications requesting over $20 million in grant funding for the following park projects:

 1. Westacre Park - Renovation of the entire park site, including a potential expansion of the park onto adjacent, vacant property owned by WUSD.Westacre Park is owned by WUSD but improved and maintained by the City. The grant application for this site included the demolition of the existing warehouse buildings and an expansion of the park to accommodate a renovated skate park and basketball courts, a shade structure for the play area, a walking loop, on-site parking, a restroom building, new play equipment and a water feature.

Westacre Park Site Plan

2. New Neighborhood Park at 1504 Fallbrook Street – Improving the underutilized playfields at the Fallbrook Campus for a new neighborhood park. The WUSD school site located at 1504 Fallbrook Street includes playfields that are no longer used by the school.As part of its facility and budget planning efforts, WUSD is renovating the school campus to prepare for Westmore OaksElementary School to return to the site and offered the City an opportunity to explore improving the playfield portion of the site for public access. Proposed improvements to the site include new fencing and a walking loop around the perimeter of the park, a shaded play structure, picnic areas, enhanced landscaping, open playfield space and a sports court. This park site would be accessible during non-school hours.

1504 Fallbrook Street Site Plan

3The Bridge District Plaza- Acquisition of property for a new public plaza and improvements including a hardscape viewing platform of the river complete with interactive art, landscaping and water elements.The Plaza site links directly with the River Walk Trail, which is used as a hiking and biking trail, and provides access to the Bridge District with its high-density mixed use commercial and residential development.

Bridge District Plaza Site Plan

Unfortunately, the City did not receive project funding for this round of the grant program. The City intends to resubmit the applications for the next round of grant program funding, which is anticipated to be in late 2020 or early 2021.

Past Posts:

LISTEN: Conversation about Proposition 68 and how funds will benefit West Sacramento Parks with Parks and Recreation Director Traci Michel, City Communications and Media Officer Paul Hosley, and Community volunteer Matthew Hargrove. Segment aired on West Sacramento radio station KYWS, 92.9 FM.

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  • What is Prop 68?
  • What type of projects can be built with grant funding?
  • When is the application deadline?
  • Which parks are eligible for funding?
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