Southeast Fresno Community Economic Development Association (SEFCEDA) collaborated with the City of Fresno and engaged the communities in SE Fresno and stakeholders in a charrette community participatory design process to develop a community-initiated design and implementation program to submit for the California Department of Parks and Recreation Statewide Park Program Prop68 grant application. Project included the first phase of the SE Fresno Regional Park and Soccer Complex, which will include two soccer fields, picnic areas, rain gardens, water paly area, walking loops, and a flexible open grass area. Although this project didn’t receive the Prop68 Grant, many years of community’s work to advocate for park and open space in Southeast Fresno will be awarded by American Rescue Fund. Fresno Mayor and City Council supported the project and $8.5 million was set aside from the American Rescue Fund by the mayor’s office to fund the project.
Location: Fresno, California
Client: Southeast Fresno Community Economic Development Association
UDD Role: Grant Writing Assistance & Community Engagement and Outreach