Neighbors To Review Merced Heights Playground Lower Terrace Renovation Plan Options

The Recreation and Parks Department is holding a virtual community meeting for the second phase of the $6 million renovation of Merced Heights Playground.

Drawing of proposed Merced Heights Playground lower terrace renovation
Drawing of one option for the proposed Merced Heights Playground lower terrace renovation. Image courtesy of the Recreation and Parks Department
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The Recreation and Parks Department will hold a virtual community meeting to review two design options for the Merced Heights Playground lower terrace, the second part in the park’s $6 million renovation.

The large tree-lined lawn is popular with dog walkers. However senior advocates have requested it be made into a place where they can recreate.

With a $1.3 million state grant, RPD intends to upgrade the accessible entrance at the field level on Shields Street, establish a pathway, seating, natural lawn and separate synthetic turf dog play area, according to RPD’s webpage for the project.

RPD will purchase exercise equipment if funding allows and will take ideas for recognizing community champions.

Feedback about the plans by a survey on the RPD website through Sunday, Feb. 21.

Meeting Details

What: Merced Heights Playground Lower Lawn Terrace Renovation
Date: Thursday, Feb. 18
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Zoom Meeting Link:
Zoom Meeting I.D.: 995 9016 8089
Dial In: (669) 900-6833
Questions and concerns about the plans can be directed to Project Manager Melinda Stockmann Sullivan at

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