Abey Arnold and Associates were hired to complete Burton Park Phase II, with an estimated time of one year for the completion of the project.
The company was expected to unveil a design concept at Wednesday's Parks and Recreation Commission meeting at the City Council Chambers in City Hall at 7 p.m.
Part of the funds for the project comes from "Symphony at Sunset," hosted by the Parks & Recreation Foundation, held at Burton Park on July 21. Sponsorship and a record attendance helped raise about $6,000.
Notre Dame High junior Nadine O'Riordan, a track and field star, and her family have taken the lead to revive the Youth Center’s organic garden. Planter boxes have already been rebuilt and are ready for service.
The family has joined with the Park staff and Recology for funding and materials. The garden is expected to be ready in the fall.
Youth Center membership continued to grown through the summer and is expected to jump as school nears and additional children are eligible to join.
The criteria to join the center is to be 10 years old and/or entering fifth grade.
Sports camps and the Skyhawks program also experienced record levels over the summer for kids primarily between the ages of 3 and 12.
Local athletes joined the program to provide instruction in several sports.
Club Ed Specialty Camps also experienced a boom at locations throughout the city. Camps were held in science, art, carpentry, math, Lego, magic, dance, chess and computers. The camps enjoyed an attendance gain of 23 percent over last year.
San Carlos Day at the Giants also had its highest attendance in the history of the annual event. San Carlans missed Matt Cain's perfect game by one day but still got to see a grand slam (by the Astros, boo) and Brandon Belt's splash hit.
A call for volunteers to help the San Carlos Trails Committee develop a new trail at Eaton park proved successful. Over 20 volunteers showed up and helped with the installation of a new trail, which is expected to be open in September.
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