Groundbreaking Occurs for New Pajaro Park

On Saturday, April 6, Harris participated in the groundbreaking ceremony for the Pajaro Neighborhood Park in Monterey County.

California Groundbreaking Program + Construction Management Municipal

  • The Pajaro Park groundbreaking ceremony
  • The Pajaro Park groundbreaking ceremony

    Pajaro, CA -

    The park brings much-needed open space to the small and often underserved community of Pajaro.

    Successful collaboration among various community groups made the construction of this park possible. These community groups include County of Monterey, Pajaro/Sunny Mesa Community Services District, Together in Pajaro (TIP), community residents and various business and community leaders.

    SSA Landscape Architects is the designer for the project. Amenities and features include a plaza area with a gazebo for community events, a synthetic turf field for baseball and soccer, asphalt running/walking track, basketball/volleyball court, two separate play areas (one for 5–12 year old children and one for 2–5 year old children), a mural to be created by local school children and picnic areas.

    Construction of the park will occur on a 4.9-acre site, formerly used as a Granite Construction equipment yard and is located at 24 San Juan Road. Graniterock is serving as the contractor, while Harris is providing construction management services for this new community gathering space.

    The project is funded with $1.2 million in former Redevelopment Agency funds and a $5.0 million grant from the State Department of Parks and Recreation (Proposition 84).  Funding for the ongoing operations of the Park is being raised from donors consisting of various local businesses as well individuals. Funding is about 60% complete. The project is expected to finish in December 2013.

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