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#castrovalley#news#fyi – The Hayward Area Recreation and Park District held a virtual meeting last night to discuss plans for a park on 24 acres

The Hayward Area Recreation and Park District held a virtual meeting last night to discuss plans for a park on 24 acres of undeveloped open space nestled between Stanton and Carlton Avenues. Attended by nearly 50 people, representatives from San Francisco based WRT planning revealed three designs for the park with the final plan expected to combine elements from all three. The parks department purchased the property in 2014 from the East Bay Municipal Utility District who acquired it decades ago through eminent domain for a filtration station that was never constructed. The first plan, “Light Touch” is described as “Ritual, Restoration, Seasonal, Meditative, Place-Keeping.” Second is “Engage+Explore” described as “Active, Adventure, Whimsical, Alluring, Unique” and third is “Celebrate” described as “Gather, Activate, Community, Destination, Events.” All designs include use of the area incorporating trails, play areas, walking paths, areas to gather in addition to preserving natural habitat and vegetation. The overall planning process for the park started in March and is set for a final plan presentation in August. There will be another community meeting in June for additional community input.