Are you a fan of Redwood City's Mezes Park? If so, it's about to get even better, the City says.
Starting this Monday, Feb. 11, the park will be closed as the City begins a major renovation.
Improvements to the park will include:
- New restrooms
- New play equipment
- New, safer pathways
- New pedestrian lights
Plus, a team of local Eagle Scouts will be building, donating and installing a new bench in the park.
The City said, the park will be closed during the renovation, and parking around the perimeter of the park will be restricted.
The tennis courts will remain open; however, the City said they may require the occasional temporary closure.
The park is expected to reopen by the summertime.
Did you know? City consultants believe Mezes Park is the oldest public park in California, and is certainly one of the oldest in the entire country. Some suspect, it is the second-oldest, just behind New York City's Central Park.
Mezes Park is a 1.7-acre park donated to Redwood City by Mr. Mezes in 1854.
The park was last renovated in 1976, and a portion of the large playground was replaced by a KaBoom! project in 2009 - so, it's due for some upgrades, said City spokesperson Malcolm Smith.
For more information, contact the Redwood City Parks, Recreation & Community Services Department at 650-780-7250 or the Engineering Division at 650-780-7379.
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