Parks Recreation & Waterfront
Parks Recreation & Waterfront

Construction News - Parks

Information on current  and recently completed park projects.

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Current Projects

  • San Pablo Park Basketball Court Renovation Project: 
    Scope:  basketball court resurfacing; new lights, fencing, backboards, and benches; and new landscaping. 
    Construction budget: $384,870;
    Site Status: Basketball courts will be closed to the public from February 3 through June 6, 2012. 
    Project Status: Active. 
    Contractor: McGuire and Hester Construction Company. 
    For more information please contact Project Manger Brad Ricards at (510) 981-6437 or bricards@cityofberkeley.info

 

Projects Completed  

  • King School Park
    Scope:  Install one play equipment structure in school-age play area; /uploadedImages/Parks_Rec_Waterfront/Level_3__-General/KS1.JPG
    Construction budget: $24,229;
    Site Status: Facility is currently open and available for public use
    Project Status: Project is complete
    Contractor: Play Grounds Unlimited, CA
    For more information please contact Project Manger Yi-Liang Kao at (510) 981-6435

  • Gilman Street Sports Fields  

Gilman Street Sports Fields Project - Phase One
Design:    SFE Landscape Design, Inc.
Construction: McGuire and Hester, Inc.
                        Sand Channel Greens, Inc.
Construction cost:  $7 million
Status:    Phase One of the Gilman Project was completed and opened to the public on August 15, 2008, and the facility was formally named the Tom Bates Regional Sports Complex by the East Bay Regional Park District.  Phase One provides two all-purpose lighted synthetic fields, and three natural turf fields  to be available in the Spring of March 2009.  

The design on Phase Two of the project has begun, which will involve the installation of baseball and softball fields and amenities (parking, lighting, etc.)
The fields are operated by a non-profit organization called the Association for Sports Field Users (ASFU) and are open to the public by reservation only.  To reserve fields, send an email to info@asfu.org.
For further information, contact Project Manager Deborah Chernin at (510) 981-6715.

  • Bateman Mall Park TotlotBateman Tot Lot 

Scope of Work:  Construction Contract for Play Area Safety and Accessibility Compliance
Consultant:  Dillingham Associates, Landscape Architects
Construction Cost:  $108,564
Contractor:  G & G Builders, Inc. Livermore, CA

In order to comply with safety and accessibility regulations, the City has contracted with Dillingham Associates Landscape Architects to prepare construction documents for the replacement of the tot play equipment at Bateman Mall Park.  Other program elements in the play area and directly adjacent include accessible surfacing, an accessible drinking fountain, and accessible tot picnic tables.
Tot play area was open to public use on April 9, 2010.
For more information please contact Project Manager:Yi-Liang Kao, at (510) 981-6435.

  • The Balustrade at the Circle Repairs Balustrade 

Scope:  Install repairs to vehicle-damaged historical features at the south side of the Circle.
Construction Cost:  $124,000
Site Status:  Facility is currently open and available for public use
Contractor:  John Clay General Engineering Contractor, Hayward, CA
For more information please contact Project Manager: Brad Ricards, bricards@cityofberkeley.info; or Phone: 981-643

  • San Pablo Park Backstop Project San Pablo Backstop 

Scope:  Install new 50’ high netting and posts at northeast baseball field
Construction Cost:  $58,393
Site Status:  Facility is currently open and available for public use
Contractor:  West Coast Netting Construction Services, Kingman, AZ
For more information please contact Project Manager: Brad Ricards, bricards@cityofberkeley.info; or Phone: 981-6437 

  • Shorebird Nature Center Renovations SNC construction /uploadedImages/Parks_Rec_Waterfront/Level_3__-General/SNC1.jpg

Scope:  Install new “green” modular building in place of temporary modular building at Shorebird Park
Construction Cost:  $629,602
Site Status:  Facility is currently open
Project Status: Construction to be performed: 11/13/09 – 3/13/10
Contractor:  Kaufman Construction, Berkeley, CA
For more information please contact Project Manager: Brad Ricards, bricards@cityofberkeley.info; or Phone: 981-6437 

 

For bid information please visit Bids and Contracts.  You can also find other proposal opportunities information on  Current Requests for Proposals by the City's Department of Public Works page and  on non-Public Works RFP/IFBs by Purchasing Division.  

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