Manteca’s second oldest community park — Northgate Park — is undergoing a $950,000 modernization.
Work is now underway on reconstruction of the parking lot. The $300,000 project involves removing the severely deteriorated asphalt, re-grading to assure proper storm drainage, making American With Disabilities Act compliance improvements, installing new asphalt and doing parking stall striping.
Work is expected to be completed on the parking lot by Aug. 15.
The city in the coming months also plans to replace the group picnic shade structure as well as the restrooms for $650,000.
The existing restrooms have functionality issues plus are not ADA compliant and are undersized. The city is pursuing the most cost-effective alternative that involves adding a prefabricated four-unit restroom to complement the existing restrooms. It will meet ADA standards plus handle anticipated increase usage.
The current shade structure is old, damaged and is not water-proof. It also has several building code issues. The flooring for the group picnic areas is decomposed granite that doesn’t meet ADA standards. There is also a lack of security lighting
The plan calls for a replacement structure similar to what was put in place at the Lincoln Park group picnic shelter last year.
Over the past several years Manteca has made a significant investment in Lincoln Park, the city’s original community park on Powers Avenue.
Upgrades included new playground equipment, the new picnic shelter, improvements to the lighted baseball field, and a new handicap lift at Lincoln Pool.
The work at Northgate Park is being for from park fees paid by new homes for community park facilities. Most of the work at Lincoln Park was paid for using federal Community Development Block Grant funds targeting lower income areas and blight.
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