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.
Matt Brunnings, Project Engineer, 408-730-7518
This project is still on track for a Feb. 2022 completion. The field subgrade has been completed. The posts for the perimeter fencing are in. Site grading, including slide mounds, have been completed for the All-Inclusive Playground portion of the project. The contractor is pouring concrete for the seat wall, retaining walls and stairs.
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):
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.
If you have additional questions or concerns, email the City Manager's office.
Work to renovate Fair Oaks Park will begin Nov. 2020. The new park will have:
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.
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