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Davey Glen ParkCategories:
- City Parks
- Parks & Rec Project
- News Update: October, 2016
- News Update: September, 2016
- News Update: January 4, 2017
- News Update: February 1, 2017
- News Update: March 9, 2017
Belmont has been planning on building this park for 25 years and actively drawing up plans for the past seven years. The park was included in the 1992 Belmont Parks and Open Space Master Plan and the land was set aside for a park as part of the Ross Woods Subdivision which was built in the early 2000s.
Beginning in 2007, the City started a public process for the design of the park that included over 40 public meetings, two ad-hoc committees, and numerous design options. The extensive process led a great park design that will serve the neighborhood for years to come.
The Central Neighborhood does not have a neighborhood park to celebrate birthdays, visit for quiet contemplation, play with the kids, or talk to neighbors. Davey Glen Park will serve all those needs and more. It will become the meeting place and create community by connecting neighbors with one another. The Parks and Recreation Department’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for residents and Davey Glen Park is a key component of achieving that mission in an underserved area of Belmont.
The main features of the park are a playground, picnic area, synthetic turf play area, rain garden, and entrance. Access from the street includes stairs, an accessible ramp, seating, and an interpretive sign. Other work includes street and sidewalk improvements, grading and drainage, irrigation, retaining walls, benches and picnic tables, and fencing. No lighting, bathrooms, or drinking fountains are planned for the park. Project construction is on approximately one-third of the one-acre parcel. The park will meet ADA standards and be fully accessible to all. It will provide a sense of place and a recreational outlet to a neighborhood in need of such a space. The result is an improved quality of life for which parks are designed.
The City of Belmont will continue to communicate with the public on this exciting community asset. Since the project’s inception, community outreach has included:
- Forty (40) public meetings including 3 on-site public forums.
- On-site public signage with project updates.
- 270 notices mailed to property owners within 300 feet of the park.
- Project information on City of Belmont website.
- Numerous articles and legal notices in local newspapers.
- Neighborhood survey and residential mailers.
- Construction Started - June 2016
- Construction Complete - January 2017