Meadow Homes Spray Park Named Outstanding Park
The California Park and Recreation Society (CPRS) District 3, covering Alameda and Contra Costa counties, awarded the Meadow Homes Spray Park in Concord with an Outstanding Park award for 2012.
The Meadow Homes Spray Park opened in June 2012 to children of all ages in the surrounding community of Concord.
The CPRS Awards Program recognizes the outstanding achievements of agencies and individuals in the areas of community improvements and programming; facility design and park planning; marketing and communications; and professional and citizen leadership. Entries were judged according to how well they adhered to the CPRS CREAM principles: challenge, resourcefulness, execution, accomplishments and mission.
The Meadow Homes Spray Park opened in June 2012 to children of all ages in the surrounding community of Concord. The park replaced a 50-year-old swimming pool, closed previously due to health code violations. Residents in the community eventually voted to build the spray park in its place, a more cost-effective solution than repairing the pool.
Harris & Associates provided civil design services during the pre-construction, bid and construction phases. This included assisting the City of Concord in preparing civil plans, specifications and probable construction costs. The project team incorporated green technology in various design features, such as the use of grassy swales for storm water pollution prevention and treated, recycled water in the spray park.
The spray park has three areas designated for different age groups. Each of the three areas has a different water-related theme and age-appropriate water or splash features. There are also picnic areas, a bathhouse and outdoor shower.
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