Oroville announces Hewitt Park, Phase ll grant

OROVILLE — The city of Oroville along with California State Parks announced a $4.5 million grant award to complete Hewitt Park, Phase II.

Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Grant Program, as part of the Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration’s “Outdoors for All” initiative, is an opportunity to deliver new parks and new recreational opportunities to more than 100 communities, regardless of zip code or income, according to a press release from the city. The competitive grant program received over 400 applications, with Oroville being one of the 112 applications selected.

Hewitt Park, Phase II construction will include a new spray park, tot playground for 2- to 5-year-olds, children’s playground for 5- to 12-year-olds, eight new pickleball courts, basketball courts, multi-use pathway system with fitness stations and more. The city anticipates the completion of this large project by 2024.

“Since Phase I construction of Hewitt Park was completed in 2004, the park has needed these elements to provide recreational opportunities for all ages and enjoyment by all residents of the Oroville area,” Dawn Nevers, Assistant Community Development director said in the release. “We are looking forward to finally seeing the completion of this park.”

For additional information visit www.cityoforoville.org or https://www.parks.ca.gov.

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