Bush Ave Pocket Park & Old Town Beautification Project


Project Overview

The Bush Avenue pocket park—at the intersection of Bush Avenue and 17th Street—will transform a vacant lot into a small neighborhood park with play equipment, exercise space, and native plants.  

The Old Town Beautification Project will create an outreach campaign to create a sense of community by offering neighborhood clean-up events and education to community members about free disposal options.

View of the vacant lot at Bush Ave and 17th St

Image 1 (above): Photo of the vacant lot at Bush Ave. and 17th St. Image 2 (below): Concept designs for the park improvements. 

Concept Designs for the Bush Pocket Park
 Tentative Project Schedule

  • Design and Permitting: 2023
  • Construction: 2024

 Project Team

  • Project Manager: Randell Harrison, Harrison Engineering
  • Project Design Team: Gates + Associates
  • Project Construction Manager: To be determined
  • Project Construction Contractors: To be determined

Project Contact

If you have any questions regarding the Project, please contact Matt Brown at (510) 215-3061 or by email.

Project Funding

The total estimated cost of the Bush Avenue Pocket Park and Old Town Beautification Project is ~$670,000.

The project has been made possible through the following funding sources:

  • City Funds: ~$92,000
  • California Department of Transportation (Caltrans):
    • Clean California Local Grant Program: ~$377,000
    • The Clean CA Local Grant Program will fund beautification and improvements to local streets and roads, tribal lands, parks, pathways, and transit centers.Caltrans Logo
    • Caltrans’ mission is to provide a safe, sustainable, integrated and efficient transportation system to enhance California’s economy and livability.

For more information, check out Caltrans and Clean CA Local Grant Program website.

  • California State Parks:
    • Proposition 68 Per Capita Grant Program: ~$197,000Logo for the Proposition 68 State of CA Parks and Water Bond 2018
    • The Prop 68 Per Capita Grant Program funds local park rehabilitation, creation, and improvement.
    • CA State Park’s mission is to provide for the health, inspiration and education of the people of California by helping to preserve the state's extraordinary biological diversity, protecting its most valued natural and cultural resources, and creating opportunities for high-quality outdoor recreation.

For more information, check out CA State Parks and  website.