THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2019: 6:00PM - 7:00PM
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 2019: 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Both meetings will be held at the shade structures at Gracie Hiddleson Park, 1310 College St.
Refreshments provided. All ages welcome!
Stop by our table and share your ideas at these upcoming events!
The park expansion site was once home to Hiddleson Pool, which operated in Woodland for 60 years until 2008. The pool was demolished in 2017 after an assessment found it cost-prohibitive to reopen. In 2018, the adjacent Southland Park was renamed Gracie Hiddleson Park in remembrance of the impact both the pool and Gracie Hiddleson herself had on the community.
The City is applying for a grant to expand Gracie Hiddleson Park and improve the old pool site.
The Parks and Water Bond Act of 2018 (Proposition 68) provides funding for the California Department of Parks and Recreation’s competitive Statewide Park Program (SPP), among other programs. The SPP aims to create new parks and new recreation opportunities in critically under-served communities across California.
After analyzing several parks projects for competitiveness and eligibility, staff decided to apply for the Gracie Hiddleson Park Expansion Project.
More information about the SPP can be found at parks.ca.gov/spp.
In 2017, a public workshop was held before the pool was demolished to gather ideas for a park replacement. Here is a list of ideas and feedback collected at that meeting: