A renovated swimming pool and a new shade structure are the latest improvements to Blakely Park, as Parks and Rec continues to use a combination of federal and State dollars to enhance the 10-acre park.
Within the next year, a new restroom will be placed on the west side of the park, using federal block grant funds. Also, the City anticipates ballfield renovations on the north side of the park in 2020, along with construction of a new basketball court.
This list of upgrades could continue if the City’s application to the State to fund a new shallow teaching pool, splash pad, restroom upgrades, parking lot and shaded picnic area is successful. Funding would come from Prop 68, the same funding source eyed for upgrades at Hale Park.
The City held five outreach meetings at Blakely Park this spring to gather the community’s ideas about how the park could be improved.