Rinconada Park Improvement Project

  • Project typeParks and Open Space
  • Project value$9,207,291
Rinconada Park Sign Photo

Rinconada Park Long Range Plan (LRP) adopted in 2017 identified the improvement needs for the park. Phase 1 improvements at Rinconada Park will be implemented in the western half of the park including upgrades to safety, site amenities, playground facilities, irrigation, drainage, restroom, and accessibility improvements. The proposed improvements were identified and supported by the community as part of the Rinconada LRP and address much-needed improvements to the existing playgrounds and the replacement of existing walkways, which comprise the major budget items. Phase 1 Park improvements project will start in September of 2021 and is anticipated to be completed by January 2022. The project value for this phase of work is $1,950,000.

Phase 2 improvements will include renovation of the eastern half of the park by 2024 including pathway improvements; a new restroom facility; renovated and expanded group picnic areas; native and habitat planting; irrigation improvements; ADA upgrades; directional signage, site furnishing; lighting, and green infrastructure elements. According to the LRP, future improvement phases would include renovation to the arbor area, development around the electrical substation, and renovation to the pool area.

Rinconada Park Improvement Plan

Renovation items proposed for Rinconada Park

  • Playground & tot lot renovation
    • Relocate tot lot closer to main playground
    • All new playground equipment, fencing, rubber surfacing
  • New pathways
    • 12’ wide main connection pathway
    • 8’ wide connection pathways
  • Site furnishing replacement
    • Picnic tables, benches, water fountain, BBQ’s, landfill/recycle receptacles
  • Picnic areas
    • Renovate existing group picnic area
    • Create new picnic area at rear of JMZ at playground
  • Expansion of main turf area
    • New irrigation
    • Install drainage
  • Renovate planting areas
    • Reduce small turf areas
    • Native/Habitat planting
    • Pollinator garden

Project Timeline

Construction is scheduled to be completed by the end of March 2022.  Due to delays in play equipment and site furnishing delivery the completion date has been lengthened from February 22 to March 31.

Community Meetings

There are no upcoming meetings.

Past Meetings

A series of Community and Park and Recreation Meetings were held to capture community input in the development of the finalized improvement plan. The plan consists of amenities and facilities that were identified in the Rinconada Long Range Plan.

February 21, 2019 - Community Meeting #1 
February 26, 2019 - Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting #1
March 6, 2019 - Youth Advisory Board
April 4, 2019 - Community Meeting #2
May 28, 2019 - Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting #2
September 24, 2019 - Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting #3 (PIO)

Project Documents