San Pablo to select design consultant for Bush Avenue Pocket Park

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Pocket park coming to vacant San Pablo lot
Photos of future site of Bush Avenue Pocket Park by Kathy Chouteau.

San Pablo City Council on Monday is set to decide whether to authorize the city manager to enter into an agreement with Gates + Associates for the design of a pocket park on Bush Avenue at 17th Street.

In March, the City Council approved allocating over a half-million-dollars in state grant funds toward the creation of a pocket park.

“The Bush Avenue Pocket Park Project is a proposed multi-benefit, community-informed pocket park project that will transform the 1701 Bush Avenue vacant lot into a pocket park with swings, exercise loop, fitness machines, shade structures, other play equipment, and native plants-all elements residents stated they would like to see,” the city said.

The project is expected to be completed in January 2024.

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