McKinleyville Parks and Recreation in need of Public Input, again, for expansion project

McKinleyville, Ca., (KIEM) McKinleyville Community Service District Representatives are hoping to have a new skate park and several community improvements come March 2022.

The state of California initiated a grant program worth nearly $60-million dollars that will help with investing in new parks or improving existing parks around the state.

Monday, the service district shared that they are in the process of applying to the grant with the intentions of expansion.

The plan includes adding a skate park to Pierson Park, expanding Azalea Hall, and re-doing the entire playground altogether. And the price of it all? A couple million dollars.

“I’m still working on the cost estimates,” said McKinleyville’s Recreation Director, Lesley Frisbee. “But it’s going to be over $2 million dollars is what our request is looking like possibly in the round with $3 million the maximum request you can make is eight and a half million dollars.”

McKinleyville has held 2 meetings already for the public to get in on the decisions and will hold a third for specifics, such as colors and location of things.

That meeting will be Thursday, June 27th at Pierson Park between 6 and 8 PM and the fourth meeting on July 9th from 6 to 8 PM at the Teen Center.

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