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Marchbank Park to Get $1.5 Million Makeover

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City Council Awards Capital Improvements Project Near Pacific Plaza
Daly City - The City Council of Daly City voted unanimously on April 9th to allocate $1.5 million to renovate and upgrade Marchbank Park, the first major makeover in nearly 30 years. Zolman Construction and Development, Inc. of San Carlos was awarded the two-phase construction project scheduled to begin in May.

The Marchbank Park project, located off Junipero Serra Boulevard in the Original Daly City neighborhood adjacent to the Pacific Plaza development, is part of the city's $40 million capital improvements program. Renovation of the tri-level multi-use park, which totals about 5 acres, will be completed in two parts.

Phase one will focus on the lower level and ball field. It includes the construction of a concession stand and restroom facilities, installation of an electronic scoreboard, improvements to the existing seating area and bleachers, as well as paving and landscaping upgrades. Estimated completion date is July 31st, to coincide with the summer grand opening of the first office building in Pacific Plaza.

Phase two, also slated to begin in May, is for Marchbank Park's second and third tiers. A new clubhouse will replace the current 80-year-old structure. Construction of a picnic area and a disabled access ramp are also priority items. The mid-level section will have a new playground capable of challenging the most adventuresome teen or toddler, and will be equipped with tetherball, hopscotch and an improved basketball court. A craft area and a granite amphitheater will be also added. By year's end, residents from the Original Daly City neighborhood, whose suggestions were incorporated in the final design plans, should be able to enjoy the fully refurbished Marchbank Park.

"This project is long overdue. Marchbank Park's anticipated new look will surely complement its new neighbor, Pacific Plaza. Residents will be able to walk up the promenade after a baseball game or a jog on the walking trail, and enjoy a scoop of ice cream, a cup of coffee, or even a matinee in the nearby movie theater," said Mayor Carol Klatt.

About $1 million of the $1.5 million project is funded from the Community Development Block Grant program, federal entitlement dollars that Daly City receives from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Royston Hanamoto Alley & Abbey, a Mill Valley-based firm, completed the design plans and construction bid documents for the Marchbank project.

Zolman Construction and Development, Inc. of San Carlos, the lowest responsible bidder, has been in business since 1972. Recently completed projects include park facilities for the San Mateo Union High School District and the cities of Union City, Sunnyvale and Redwood City.