Thanks to statewide voters approving Proposition 68 in November 2018, Cathedral City has a strong chance of successfully receiving a state grant to build a 7.5 acre park in the Dream Homes neighborhood and adjacent to the first segment of CV Link. The City held two public meetings on May 7th for the neighborhood and will have a third public meeting on Saturday, May 18th at 11:30 a.m. at the Agua Caliente Elementary School’s Multi-Purpose Room. The public will have an opportunity to provide input on what amenities they would like the park to possess.
In cooperation with the Desert Healthcare District, Loma Linda University Institute for Community Partnerships, and El Sol Neighborhood Educational Center, the park was determined to be a needed resource for this community for healthy living. Of the neighbors surveyed, a park was listed as the number one resource valued by the residents to achieve those objectives.
Verde Design provided a spatial park design that shows what amenities the park could have, but those amenities can fully change based on the input from the public. The initial spatial design provides a Central Plaza with tree shading, picnic tables, restrooms, and accent paving. The park design also includes a basketball court, soccer field, futsal field, large play lawn for volleyball or special events, playgrounds, parking lots, and several connections to the CV Link. Other ideas could include a dog park, skateboard park or a bike park pump track.
If you would like to provide your input, please attend the next neighborhood meeting or you can email your information to Vince Lopez at firstname.lastname@example.org or (760) 770-0349.