A brand new synthetic turf soccer field will be the centerpiece of a redesigned El Camino Park following design approval Monday night by the City Council.
Work began last year that the City will use to meet the needs of residents in the event of a natural disaster, and city staff have been working on final plans for the park that will be built above the reservoir.
The synthetic turf soccer field will anchor the new El Camino Park, at a cost of $809,000, surrounded by a catchment fence costing $62,500.
A new parking lot with drop off, lighting and landscaping will be also be added, at a cost of $342,260, and picnic areas and bike racks would be installed for $25,000.
Other upgrades include a new trash enclosure, rubber mulch areas, new trees along the perimiter of the park, new pathways and lighting, and new irrigation and re-seeding of the North Grass Area.
Total cost for the upgrades will hit be nearly $2.5 million, according to Palo Alto Online. which would come out of the Park Development Impact Fee Fund. That fund currently has a balance of $2,813,245 million.
The plan for El Camino Park will also include a dog park. That part of the design was , but made it into the final plan last night.