City staff provided an update on Measure P-funded projects at Monday's Fresno Parks, Recreation and Arts Commission meeting —seven major projects have been completed so far. Source: City of Fresno

March 27, 2023 — Fresno Parks, Recreation and Arts Commission

Documented by Ntsa Iab Vang

What happened: The City of Fresno’s Parks, Recreation & Arts Commission met on March 27 to discuss updates on projects funded by Measure P and the commission’s role as it pertains to the three-eight cent sales tax, which was approved by 52% of voters in 2018.

The first projects completed include a new community center at The Link at Blackstone, restroom roof replacements at Belcher Park and Logan Park, community center repainting at Fink White Park, walk-in refrigerator repair at Mary Ella Brown, south parking lot reconstruction at Romain Park, and shade sail replacements at Woodward Park.

Measure P has also funded energy efficient LED lighting upgrades for 50 parks citywide and tree trimming at 21 parks.

City staff shared that each project goes through the following stages prior to completion: Planning, Estimating, Designing, Pre-construction, and Construction.

This is where each of the Measure P-funded projects stand currently:

Planned Projects: Al Radka, Einstein, Granny’s, Hinton, Holmes, Logan, Reedy,
Roeding, Rotary East, and Vinland

Projects in Estimation: California Tupman, Lafayette, Maxie L. Parks,
Mosqueda, Orchid, Roeding, Storyland/Playland, Frank H. Ball, Mary Ella Brown,

Projects in the Design Process: Al Radka, Dickey Playground & Youth Center,
Fink White, Holmes, Lafayette, Manchester, Maxie L. Parks, Romain, Frank H.

Pre-Construction: Lafayette, Robinson, Sunnyside, California Tupman, Logan,
Al Radka, Fink White, Jaswant Sign Khalra, Quigley, Roeding, Science Mobile,
Sunset, Vinland

In-Construction: Mosqueda, Paul “Cap” Caprioglio, Ted C. Wills, Regional
Sports Complex, Granny’s, Pilibos, Van Ness & Weldon

And also: Several residents spoke at the meeting asking that the warming centers be re-opened due to continued winter storms.

The city’s warming centers were closed on March 21 at 8 a.m. despite continued wet weather.

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