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File #: 2020-8302   
Type: Regular Agenda Item
Body: Recreation and Park Commission
On agenda: 9/10/2020
Title: Receive Report from the Jean Sweeney Open Space Park Foundation

Title

 

Receive Report from the Jean Sweeney Open Space Park Foundation

 

Body

 

To: Honorable Chair and Members of the Recreation and Park Commission

 

From: Amy Wooldridge, Recreation and Parks Director

 

Re: Receive Report from the Jean Sweeney Open Space Park Foundation

 

 

BACKGROUND

 

Jean Sweeney Open Space Park (Park) is the largest park in the Alameda Park system and the first phase was completed and the entire park opened in December 2018. Two phases remain as undeveloped open space until funding is identified for further construction and an eminent domain process is completed with Union Pacific for a portion of parkland that is required for park completion.

 

The Jean Sweeney Open Space Park Foundation (JSOSPF) is an important partner with the Alameda Recreation and Parks Department (ARPD) for the development and ongoing maintenance of the Park including:

 

                     Participating in the Park design and development

                     Coordinating the bench and picnic table donation campaign for the Park

                     Providing aerial photos and videos of the Park construction progress

                     Advocating for Park funding

                     Coordinating volunteer maintenance efforts

 

DISCUSSION

 

Dorothy Freeman, Co-Chair of JSOSP, will present current volunteer programs in the Park and provide an update.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

To receive a report from the Jean Sweeney Open Space Park Foundation.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

Amy Wooldridge, Recreation and Parks Director