Crestview Park in San Carlos may look a little spiffier in a few months thanks to plans for a makeover of the facilities.
While the scope and a detailed blueprint have yet to be finalized, the overall idea is to provide more park within the limited boundaries.
The $1,760,000 renovation, completely funded, will likely bring synthetic turf to the soccer field, updated playground equipment and possible do overs with the basketball courts.
Additional parking was discussed but will probably not get the go-ahead.
The project was presented as part of the budget update at Wednesday's Parks and Recreation Commission meeting.
Overall, completed projects have come in at or under budget.
Also discussed was the $1,150,000 Burton Park Phase II development plan, which includes a permanent stage, bocce courts, basketball court renovation and general landscaping.
Long said there would be a community outreach program to present the plan.
The trails and bridges have been completed at Big Canyon and Eaton Parks and a Grand Opening celebration has been tentatively scheduled for Sept. 15 at 10 a.m.
San Carlos' Tom Morris, a volunteer trail builder, took the lead on the project and basically built all the bridges and carved out a new trail loop.
"You have to appreciate all the time Tom has put in," Gordy Burton told the commission. "He has put in thousands of hours. He's a great resource."
Other items included:
- A preliminary report is in the works for a possible skate park in San Carlos.
- Community Gardening could be developed depending upon finding a location.
- The school district approached the Parks and Rec Department about taking over the middle school sports programs, which features a total of 16 sports.
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