Plans are complete for a renovation of Candy Cane Park, one of several Lodi parks in need of new playground equipment. On February 5, the Parks and Recreation Commission will be asked to prioritize which playgrounds should be upgraded first, as funds saved through Parks and Rec’s cost-saving measures, and Measure L revenue (beginning April 1, 2019) possibly available for this purpose.
The Candy Cane Park project consists of installing new pathways, new irrigation and playground equipment. In addition, new wheelchair accessible features are needed on the adjacent sidewalk, which will require relocating a storm drain. At 0.20 acres, Candy Cane is the smallest of our City parks. Only the swings remain of the playground equipment installed nearly 30 years ago, with the remaining features removed two years ago due to unsafe conditions and a lack of replacement parts. We anticipate the construction and equipment acquisition costs at roughly $300,000 due to the complexity of this project.