The first step in the Park Partners Program starts when the community expresses an interest in developing a project in a park or park facility. Next, the City then helps organize a volunteer labor group and, if needed, a fund-raising effort. The community will then install the project under supervision from City staff. For more information, click here.
Bold, bio-inspired, vertical and sustainable: those are the traits that architecture of the future will share, if you go by the trends in current cutting-edge concept designs. While some of these architectural concepts will never become reality, others are already in progress or slated to begin construction soon. From a sparkling urban farm inspired by a dragonfly’s wing to a dystopian concept that embraces genetic engineering, here are 12 amazing designs that give us a peek into what the future may bring.
Location: Southwest corner of River Road and Herndon Road
Current Improvements: While part of the TRRP, Mancini Park functions as a neighborhood park for residents to the south of the Tuolumne River who live in the immediate vicinity of the park. After reviewing the existing park layout, the update will encompass revisions to the park site to include locating the restroom and play areas closer to Herndon Road, revising the open turf and ball field areas, incorporating heritage learning areas into the park site and providing a transition from native tree and shrub plantings near the Tuolumne River influence to the developed park.
Schedule: Design update began March 2008, public meetings were held in August 2008 with approval of the final design and master plan update scheduled for 2009. For more information, call (209) 571‑5573 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Tuolumne River Regional Park (TRRP) consists of over five-hundred acres of parkland that runs along seven river miles of the Tuolumne River from the Mitchell Street Bridge east to the Carpenter Road Bridge in Stanislaus County. Five major areas make up TRRP, including the Legion Park/Airport Area, the Gateway Parcel, Mancini Park, the Dryden Park Golf Course Area and the Carpenter Road Area. These areas include developed park sites in Legion Park and a riparian habitat in the Gateway Parcel. The park is being built through a joint powers agreement with the City of Modesto, City of Ceres and County of Stanislaus. Click here for more information (view the TRRP Gateway Precise Plan — Summary Report or the Master Plan at the bottom of the Parks section).
As announced by Modesto City Beat and on Modestogov.com:
“A group of community members is setting out to improve the image of Modesto. As a part of that process, they want to better understand people’s perceptions of the community and what the community’s perceived strengths and weaknesses are. The survey will be utilized by this group of community members, partnering with local business and public sector leaders, to reshape the image and perceptions of Modesto in the future. Click [here] to complete the short survey.”
This is a great opportunity to have your voice heard and help shape the city you call home.
The City of Modesto’s Neighborhood Environmental Action Team (N.E.A.T.) program is a fun, educational and worthwhile opportunity for you, your organization or your business to gain city-wide recognition while helping save taxpayer dollars. You can help beautify our community by adopting and caring for a N.E.A.T. area. For more information, click here.