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Update on Park Improvement Projects

Post Date:08/23/2019 3:00 PM

Improving Sausalito's parks is one of the City's highest priorities. Multiple projects are currently underway, each with its unique challenges. Below is an update on active projects.

Dunphy Park
Two developments have postponed the opening of Dunphy Park. The first is the discovery of cultural resources related to Native American habitation of the area. The City is working with local tribes to ensure that these resources are identified and properly addressed during soil excavation and disturbance. The second is the discovery of soil contaminants related to the site's former use as a burn dump. City staff and consultants are working closely with Cal Recycle and Marin Health and Human Services to establish mitigation plans and ensure a safe park for community use.

According to the revised schedule for Dunphy Park, the paved parking area, restroom, and bocce courts will be available for public use once new walkways have been installed in September 2019. Grass hydroseeding of the lawn area is expected to take place in early November 2019. The grass will take approximately 60 days to become established, during which time the lawn area will remain closed.

MLK Athletic Field
The MLK Athletic Field is almost ready to be seeded for grass. The Sausalito Art Festival will be using the field for parking over Labor Day weekend, with hydroseeding expected to take place soon after. The field will remain fenced off for approximately 60 days to allow the grass to get established. The new outdoor gym and the paved path around the field will be available for use during the turf establishment period.

MLK Basketball Courts
The basketball courts at MLK Park will be modified to add two new pickleball courts. City staff is preparing bid documents with the anticipation that construction will take place during fall 2019.

Southview Park
Southview Park construction is scheduled to begin within the next few weeks. The project involves replacing or repairing most of the existing elements that one finds in the park today. Construction is expected to take three to four months.

Questions about the status of Dunphy Park and Southview Park may be directed to Public Works Division Manager Loren Umbertis at (415) 289-4113 or Questions about the facilities at MLK Park may be directed to Senior Civil Engineer Andrew Davidson at (415) 289-4180 or

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