City Council to consider purchase of soft surfacing around play equipment and new fitness equipment for the Soccer Park Fitness Track at Ocotillo Park

CATHEDRAL CITY — Ocotillo Park, a 5-acre park, centrally located in this community, could be receiving new soft surfacing around the play equipment and new fitness equipment for the Soccer Park Fitness Track if the City Council agrees to spend $220,802.69.

That bottom line cost includes:

  • the purchase and installation of new soft surfacing around the play equipment at Ocotillo Park and the purchase of new fitness equipment for the Soccer Park Fitness Track and Ocotillo Park, $175,754.71
  • labor and materials to complete the Ocotillo Park and Soccer Park Fitness Track Renovation Projects, $45,047.98,
  • combined project total of $220,802.69, which includes a 10% contingency of $20,072.97 for unforeseen construction related expenses.

Some, not all, of the improvements staff is proposing at the Dennis Keat Soccer Park Fitness Track: include:

  • Replace seven units out of the 17 of outdoor fitness equipment.
  • Renovate the existing ten (10) units of outdoor fitness equipment.
  • Cleanup of surfacing around the fitness equipment and remove overgrown turf around the walking path.

All will be paid for from the Parks Improvement and Maintenance Plan.

Built in 2016, Ocotillo Park, is located at the intersection of Ocotillo Road and Moreno Road in the Ocotillo Square Neighborhood. This park includes the following amenities: skatepark, two basketball courts, mixed use ball field (Soccer and Baseball), Tot lot with rubber soft surfacing, restrooms, several large shade structures with tables and BBQ stands, and an adult fitness equipment area.

The fitness station equipment surrounding Dennis Keat Soccer Park, the Ocotillo Park tot lot rubber soft surfacing and the two pieces of the Ocotillo Park adult fitness equipment need repair due to being well-used by park patrons, Deanna Pressgrove, Environmental Conservation & Public Works Manager, writes in her staff report.

Due to material delivery timelines for the fitness equipment and subsequent replacement of the soft surfacing, this work is expected to take place Spring 2023.

In September 2022, Ocotillo Park received grant funding from California State Parks – which has administered approximately $3 billion in grant funding since 2000 to local parks throughout California to ensure all people have access to outdoor space, and that community voices guide the process.

The Park was featured in Parks California’s “Parks for Everyone”” Campaign.



Image Sources

  • Child playing in Ocotillo Park: Ryan Hunt, Cathedral City