Throughout our city individuals, families, businesses, and service organizations in concert with the City of Redding participate in updating and maintaining our parks for the benefit of all in the community. To become involved in these efforts please contact they City of Redding and check this web site regularly for upcoming project information. Together we can build a beautiful community.
Projects currently under way throughout Redding include:
John Reginato River Access
The proposed improvements to the John Reginato River Access include renovating the 20 year old restroom, repaving the parking lot, adding a canoe and kayak launch under the South Bonnyview Bridge, and an accessible fishing platform and picnic facilities. On December 7, 2010, the City awarded a construction contract and expects construction to begin the first week of January, 2011. A 0.7 mile fishing access trail will be built by the California Conservation Corp over the winter, connecting the John Reginato River Access to the Bonnyview neighborhood.
Alta Mesa Park Picnic Area Improvements
Alta Mesa Park's picnic area and ball field received much-needed renovations in 2009 to compliment the large, new playground and other amenities built by community volunteers in early 2008 (link to playground build below). Redding families can now fully enjoy this large neighborhood park adjacent to Alta Mesa School. Improvements included:
- New pathways to the improved picnic area amenities
- New pathways to the bleachers and around the snack bar at the ball field
- Two new BBQ systems
- A new bi-level drinking fountain with separate dog fountain
- Concrete pads for several picnic tables
- Restriped parking lots including additional parking for disabled park goers
City-wide Park Drinking Fountain Upgrades
Eight new drinking fountains were installed in parks and along trailheads throughout Redding last winter. Some fountains replaced outdated ones while others were much needed additions to several of Redding's best neighborhood parks. All drinking fountains are fully accessible and feature two levels. Locations included:
- Benton Dog Park (includes dog fountain)
- Creekside Park
- Ravenwood Park
- Foxtail Park
- Cascade Community Park
- Country Heights Park
- T.R. Woods Memorial Park
- Rolling Hills Park
- Sacramento River Trail at Mora Ct/Lake Redding Drive
Rivercrest Park, Phase 1 features 3.85 acres of parkland located between Interstate 5 and South Bechelli Lane adjacent to Rivercrest Estates. This phase includes neighborhood park amenities as outlined in the Parks, Trails and Open Space Master Plan, including Miracle® playground equipment in two separate areas for 2-5 year olds and 5-12 year olds, swings, a picnic pavilion, walking trails, basketball court, wall ball court, turf play area and natural areas with existing trees.
Phase 1 was opened to the public on October 18, 2008. Several projects are in progress still; however families are encouraged to enjoy Redding's newest park!
Phase 2 will include a restroom building and 2.4 acres of playing fields and a parking lot to the north of Phase 1.
Click a photo to view a larger version.
May 8, 2008
Foxtail Park, located off Heather Lane between Cypress and Hartnell Avenues, received new play equipment, furnishings, landscaping and mural art this past spring. A Community Development Block Grant was awarded to complete this project for the benefit of this older, established Enterprise neighborhood. Concrete play structures were removed and a new Playworld play structure, designed by Playworld for 5-12 year olds, was installed in February. Funds also covered the addition of a new concrete table, bench, waste container and park sign as well as new landscaping and ground cover. Neighborhood children participated on May 8, 2008 with painting images often found in parks such as kites, balloons, butterflies and jumping dogs.
The Youth Action Council continues to adopt the park, hosting period clean-ups with the neighbors. A new drinking fountain is slated to be installed in the fall/winter to complete the renovations of Foxtail Park.
Alta Mesa Park Community Build Day
March 29, 2008
Over 375 volunteers, including 91 children and teens, participated in this exciting community project at Alta Mesa Park in the Enterprise Area of Redding.
Volunteers successfully constructed an expansive red, blue, and graystone play structure complete with three slides, climbing walls, tunnels, and ladders, and other exciting features. In addition, two sets of swings and a tire swing, an 8' by 16' mural dedicated to Cesar E. Chavez, planter benches, a community bulletin board, decorated stepping stones, and numerous improvements to the Alta Mesa School Community Garden were constructed. Children's activities such as creating the volunteer appreciation banner spanned the day while music and a raffle helped motivate the volunteers. Generous food donations allowed us to serve both breakfast and lunch to a hungry crew. It was truly an amazing day for the community!
Local donors of time, food, and resources included:
- The McConnell Fund of the Shasta Regional Community Foundation
- Alta Mesa Elementary School
- Alta Mesa Elementary School PTA
- Active 20/30 Club of Redding
- Muse Concrete
- Holiday Market
- Little Caesars Pizza
- Safeway Stores
- Sun Oaks Tennis & Fitness
- Enterprise Elementary School Distric
- Welch Enterprises
- City of Redding
- Outdoor Creations
- Good News Rescue Mission
- CH2M Hill
- Umpqua Bank
- Empire Recovery Center
- Tim the Tune Man DJ
- California Conservation Corps
- Turtle Bay Exploration Park
- Neighbors of Alta Mesa Park
For an extensive slide show on the playground build, please click here: http://www.kaboom.org/FunStuff/PhotoGalleries/tabid/106/Default.aspx and choose "Redding, CA, 3/29/08".