#Parks4All History

How did building a BMX Bike Park in Southwest Fresno become a goal?

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Through our #Parks4All efforts, CNCEF in partnership with Building Healthy Communities (BHC) and other local community organizations have been successful in securing new investments for parks located in South Fresno.

  • Grant application submitted to the State of California Department of Housing and Community Development in March for acceptance of 2015 Housing-Related  Parks Program grant funds of $1.2 million designated for Mary Ella Brown,

                       Frank H, Chandler, Highway City, and Mosqueda. in March .

  • The city approved a joint-use agreement with Fresno Unified Schoold District and Central Unified Schoold district- allocating $1.2 million, to open designated schoold grounds on weekends and provide programming.

  • On March 17, 2016 the city approved $1.8 million in new park acquisitions and improvements.

  • The city accepted the bid to build a $1.16 million park in the cultural arts district in downtown Fresno.

  • City Council approved the adoption of Almy and Roy Park which opened in August.

  • City council accepted a $335,000 bid from American Construction Engineers to build a splash play area at Vinland Park.

  • And according to Parks Director Manuel Mollinedo;  two more splash proposals at Holmes Playground and Mosqueda Center are pending.