Current Park Projects
*GESA Stadium Batting Cages
Over the last couple of years GESA Stadium has received some upgrades to help improve both the fan and player experience. Changes completed in 2019 included the replacement of all the existing stadium seats as well as replacing some of the 1st base side bleacher benches with additional stadium seats. The 2019 updates also included the replacement of the field lights with new LED lights. In 2020-2021 the batting cages were replaced and upgraded. The new batting cages were completed just prior to the start of the 2021 baseball season. The new cages are a lattice roofed structure that includes two full batting lanes to meet current MLB specifications. The project also created new access paths including an ADA access path from the bleachers down to the batting cages and field level, setting the stage for future concept improvements.
The batting cage project was designed by Design West Architects and was constructed by AllStar Construction Group, LLC.
*Park at Chapel Hill
Neighborhood Park on Chapel Hill Blvd
Neighborhood parks are 3 to 5 acre parks that primarily service the residents of the neighborhood(s) immediately surrounding the park. A neighborhood park is currently under construction which will serve the neighborhoods just east of Rd 68 and South of Freeway 182. The 5 acre plot for this park is located on the North side of Chapel Hill Blvd approximately at the intersection of Saratoga Lane and Chapel Hill Blvd. The design of the park took into consideration feedback received by residents via a survey and initial community meeting. The Park design specifies a walking path with benches, an open playfield area, two picnic shelters, play structures for both 2.5-5 years and 5-12 years, swings, two 1/2 court basketball courts, a landscaped amphitheater area, and a good mix of trees and bushes throughout the site.
- October 2020: Design Reached completion
- October 14, 2020: The project went before the Hearing Examiner and was approved.
- November 2020: Request for bids was issued
- December 14, 2020: Project bids were received
- January 5, 2021: Bid was Awarded by City Council to Total Site Services on January 5, 2021.
- February 8, 2021: Construction Began
- March 26, 2021: CMU wall complete, site grading 90% complete
- May 10, 2021: Irrigation installation began
- May 18, 2021: Asphalt walking Path and Basketball court poured
- May 21, 2021: Park lighting installed
- June, 15, 2021: Picnic Shelter pads installed
- June 18, 2021: Playground installation began
- Substantial completion of park is scheduled for end of summer 2021, with shelter installation and a community assisted tree planting to occur in October.
*Michael Terrell - Landscape Architecture, PLLC is the selected design firm for this project.
*Total Site Services is the general contractor on the project.
*Playgound to be installed by GameTime.
*A Street Sports Fields (Phase 1)
Phase 1 of the Multi-use Sports Fields on A Street
Phase 1 of the Multi-use sports field complex to be located along A Street at the intersection of A Street and Elm St. is partially funded by a State RCO Youth Athletics Facilities Grant. The design work for this project has been completed and the project went before the hearing examiner on September 9, 2020. The project calls for the extension of Elm Street to the south to give access to the site, a parking lot, a walking path along the new road, a drinking fountain, a shelter for portable toilets, and the development of grass playing field areas large enough to hold 3 full-sized 210' x 330' multi-use sports fields.
Bid documents are currently being prepared for this project. Construction projected to begin Spring/Summer 2021.
*SPVV Landscape Architects is the selected design firm for this project.
*Schlagel Park & Boat Launch
Schlagel Park Boat Launch and Park Upgrades
Schlagel Park is owned by the Army Corps of Engineers and is located off of E. Washington St. just south of E. Ainsworth St. The City is in a long term lease with the Army Corps for the use and maintenance of the park. The City has received a State RCO Boating Facilities Grant to make needed repairs to the park. The proposed upgrades to the park include the replacement of the old dock with an ADA accessible dock and the repair/replacement of the two boat launches. The long closed restroom building will be removed and a new ADA accessible restroom facility will be placed down close to the parking area and launch. As part of the upgrades both the boat/trailer and car parking areas will be repaved and redesigned to for better traffic flow and safety, and new safety lighting will be installed.
The City has selected the design firm for this project and design work is underway. This project should go to bid sometime in 2021.
*MacKay Sposito is the selected design firm for this project.
*Peanuts Park/Farmers Market
Peanuts Park/Pasco Farmer's Market
Peanuts Park and the Pasco Farmer's Market is located in the heart of downtown Pasco. The renovation will upgrade the current farmer's market shelters and add a center pavilion/shade structure. The project will also renovate Peanuts Park.
- May 2020: MacKay Sposito selected for Construction Management
- February 1, 2021: Construction Bid awarded to Booth & Sons Construction, Inc.
- March 2021: Construction began
- March 19, 2021: Groundbreaking Ceremony was held