With the stage 2 drought and the related water restrictions, the City is having to take another look at design for the Old Town Park near the corner of Hollister Avenue and South Kellogg Road. Because the site has historic water use, it is not subject to the moratorium. However the future use cannot exceed the historical use.
The current park design would exceed the water use allowance, and as a result, some changes to the park’s design and landscaping will be necessary to bring the project under the established water allotment. The City’s landscape architecture consultant, Van Atta Associates, is working on some options for reducing the park’s water demands with the goal of keeping the major recreational functions intact.
The public is welcome to attend a Parks and Recreation Commission meeting on November 19, 2014, in Council Chambers at City Hall at 6:00 p.m. At this meeting City staff will present various design options to reduce the overall water demand of the new park.