The Elysian Park – Riverside Park Outdoor Development Breaks Ground

Aug 08, 2010 by Lisa Newton

It couldn’t have happened in a better month–this month is National Parks Month.

Elysian Park is already a great place to hike, bike, and enjoy the outdoors, but it’s about to get even better.

On Tuesday, August 17th, from 4-5:00pm at 1800 Riverside Drive, the Elysian Park – Riverside Park Outdoor Development – Phase I groundbreaking ceremony takes place.

Its expected completition date is March, 2011. The first five acres of the 18-acre planned Elysian Park expansion purchase will feature:

  1. A permeable paver parking lot with 2 stalls on asphalt paving to meet ADA compliance.
  2. New water and electricity utility services and connections.
  3. 2 multipurpose game courts, an open lawn area, picnic areas and children’s play area.
  4. Phase I trail system with nature interpretive area and outdoor classroom.
  5. Maintenance access road connecting lower and mid levels of the park.

At an estimated cost of $1,425,000, kids and especially adults will be able to enjoy this city’a brand new outdoor facility.

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