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The District 1 team checks out Airfield Park on opening day. / Photo

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“Do you know when Airfield Park is opening?” —Christy Richmond Michaelson

The first phase of the 9.4-acre neighborhood park opened to the public on Oct. 27.

The park was originally master planned in 2006 and put on hold during the 2008 housing market collapse. The city secured $1.7 million in funding for phase one of construction in 2020.

The first phase included developing 4.4 acres with a children’s themed aeronautical playground, a group picnic area with two shade structures and concrete picnic tables with seating for 6o people, serving table and grill, two outdoor ping pong tables and two cornhole games. The park also features landscaped areas with shade trees, turf, park benches, bike racks and a drinking fountain. Amenities are connected by concrete walkways.

City officials report the park will close temporarily in December to for the installation of two shade canopies over the play equipment.

Work on the second phase of the park is anticipated to begin during summer 2022. Improvements on the remaining five acres will include a multi-purpose sports court, two horseshoe courts, benches and landscaping. Phase two construction is funded with $1.5 million in Park Impact fees and is expected to be completed by summer 2022.

Airfield Park is located at 2491 Natomas Crossing Drive.

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