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Fair Oaks Park Renovation

The Fair Oaks Park Renovation Project will provide a major renovation of the 15-acre park, originally built in 1969. This project will enhance the park's recreational usability and improve accessibility for all park users.

The renovation will increase water and energy efficiency; upgrade park amenities; and construct an inclusive playground for all ages and abilities through a partnership with the Magical Bridge Foundation.

Contact

Matt Brunnings, Project Engineer, 408-730-7518

Progress

Current Status

This project is on track for a spring 2022 completion. The new dog park and artificial turf playing fields are nearly complete. Playground equipment for the new All-Inclusive Playground is being installed and should be complete by December 2021.

The park building and skate park remain open. The rest of the park is closed.

Construction began Nov 9:
Project construction outreach - English
Project construction outreach - Spanish

Construction schedule (subject to change):

  • Fall 2020 – Site clearing and demolition
  • Winter 2020 – Site grading
  • Spring 2021 – Site underground utilities
  • Summer 2021 – Installing park infrastructure and amenities
  • Fall 2021 – Installing inclusive playground and synthetic field
  • Winter 2021 – Installing landscaping, irrigation and lighting
  • Spring 2022 – Park opening

Fair Oaks Park Encampment

Beginning March 2021, the City sponsored a 6-month motel program that provided temporary housing, meals and supportive services for 31 individuals who were living in an encampment at Fair Oaks Park near Britton Avenue. We transitioned the program to the County’s Office of Supportive Housing on Sept. 1, 2021. The encampment area was within the construction area for the park and was closed to complete the renovation project safely. The area will be used for stormwater treatment infrastructure, electrical equipment and parking.

Fair Oaks Park Motel Program Summary

If you have additional questions or concerns, email the City Manager's office.

Details

Work to renovate Fair Oaks Park began Nov. 2020. The new park will have:

  • Inclusive playground designed by the Magical Bridge Foundation
  • Multiple sports fields for cricket, soccer, baseball and softball with specialized lighting and synthetic turf for year-round and nighttime play
  • Three basketball courts
  • Dog park with areas for small and large dogs
  • Picnic areas
  • New restrooms and parking areas

Background

This project is a major renovation of the Fair Oaks Park, a 15-acre park facility originally built in 1969 and centrally located within Sunnyvale.  

This project will incorporate an all-inclusive playground design through the Magical Bridge Foundation. The playground was approved by City Council for both conceptual design and funding on June 14, 2017 and July 11, 2017, respectively. It will be the first Magical Bridge playground in the South Bay.

Learn about Magical Bridge Sunnyvale

In January 2018 the City awarded a contract for design services to Verde Design, Inc. The design phase kicked off in February 2018.

The City held community outreach meetings in March and April 2018 to help develop a preferred conceptual design. Feedback from neighbors, park users and other community members will assist in determining the scope of work.

Report to Council 17-0328, June 14, 2017 - Approve the Concept of Constructing an Inclusive Playground at Fair Oaks Park and Authorize the City Manager to Execute an Agreement Between Magical Bridge Foundation and the City of Sunnyvale for Design and Construction Services Related to the Playground

Report to Council 17-0671, July 11, 2017 - Approve the Concept of Constructing an Inclusive Playground at Fair Oaks Park and Authorize the City Manager to Execute an Agreement Between Magical Bridge Foundation and the City of Sunnyvale for Design and Construction Services Related to the Playground

Report to Parks and Recreation Commission 18-0418, Sept. 12, 2018 - Recommended to City Council approval of the Conceptual Design for the Fair Oaks Park Renovation Project

Report to Council 18-0646, Oct. 16, 2018 - Approved the Conceptual Design for the Fair Oaks Park Renovation Project

Report to Council 20-0651, Sep. 15, 2020 – Award of Construction Contract to Robert A Bothman Construction for the Park Renovation and Magical Bridge Playground

Last Updated: Nov 29, 2021
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