Draft Plan for Osage Station Park Shows Expansion to Amenities
Over the past 12 months, the Town of Danville Parks and Leisure Services Commission has been hard at work examining how residents use Osage Station Park and how best to expand on those uses in the future.
Osage Station Park was first created in 1980, as part of the County Service Area R-7. When the Town of Danville was incorporated in 1982, it inherited the park and has expanded and improved on the facility over the years.
Even while planning is going on for what the park will be in 15-20 years, the Town continues to service and improve the facility. Over the summer, the north-end parking lot was upgraded to provide better traffic flow and increased parking.
In order to have a good understanding of what should be done with the park, the Commission conducted a survey and held workshops with the public to get a sense for what aspects of the park see the most use and what amenities residents would most like to see going into Osage.
Information gathered through the course of public meetings and the survey was disseminated through the Commission, which then discussed what amenities needed to be expanded or added. At their Sept. 14, 2011 meeting, the Commission approved a Draft Master Plan, which they recommended to the Town Council for approval.
The proposal calls for the reconfiguration of the sports fields currently at the site, adds two more tennis courts, expands the southern parking lot and adds Bocce Ball courts.
At their Nov. 1, 2011 meeting, the Town Council gave their approval to the draft plan, and directed the Parks and Leisure Services Commission to begin the process of finalizing the plan and determining specific projects that will be accomplished over the next 10-15 years.
For more information on the Osage Station Park Draft Master Plan, contact Recreation Services Manager Henry Perezalonso at (925) 314-3454 or firstname.lastname@example.org.