Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Transformation begins at Andrews Park in Vacaville

Transformation begins at Andrews Park in Vacaville
By Ian Thompson | Daily Republic | October 06, 2008

Juan Munoz, left, and Dave Larricq, with Roebbelen Construction in El Dorado Hills, make post holes the proper depth while working on the new Great Wonders Playground Monday at Andrews Park in Vacaville. Photo by Brad Zweerink

VACAVILLE - Much is changing at Andrews Park, and even more could be changing in the next six months.

The playground is being rebuilt, the Creekwalk could be expanded and a new irrigation system in is the works.

Beginning today, hundreds of volunteers will start rebuilding the Great Wonders Playground. Instead of using wood, as was the case when the structure was first built, a durable plastic material will ensure the new playground lasts longer.

'We are ready,' said Barrie Deans, who is charge of organizing tools for the volunteer workforce.

Volunteers and tools are still needed. To volunteer, donate tools or for more information about the project, go to http://www.rebuildthewonder.com.

Plans to extend the park's Creekwalk east 400 feet along School Street to McClellan Street will going before the Vacaville Planning Commission tonight.

'(The expansion) is to enhance the pedestrian access to the park,' Senior Civil Engineer Tawnia Skow said.

The extension, which will be level with School Street, will feature observation decks and benches. It will also be designed to improve access for people with disabilities.

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