Parkway Estates Park Rendering Parkway Estates Park Rendering
Parkway Estates subdivision was completed in the spring of 2001 and is located at the intersection of Gertrude Avenue and Richmond Parkway. The 87 single-family homes includes Parkway Estates Park, a pocket park with tot lot, turf play area and some screen trees; the new single family homes have improved the character of the neighborhood and significantly contributed to the community.

Parkway Estates Park was developed in partnership with Oakland Community Housing, Inc. and Community Housing Development Corporation. It is a popular neighborhood destination and heavily used by all age groups. The Special Districts Division of CCPWD sought to restore the park’s original charm by replacing the diseased screen trees, adding picnic tables and shade trees, replacing bark mulch with a durable, permeable surface treatment, and installing an 8’ high split face block wall with an anti-graffiti treatment. Tubular metal fencing and vine screen trellises were also installed at the two park entrances. The tot play structure, original turf and irrigation system were reused to stay within budget. The CCPWD maintenance crew requested a system for identifying each new tree installed at the park; our tree I.D. post detail with secure metal I.D. numerical tag was installed at each tree, successfully accomplishing this purpose. Our design process included a North Richmond Municipal Advisory Council stakeholder meeting at the North Richmond Senior Center. Members of the Advisory Council, the County Redevelopment Project Manager and Supervisor John Gioia were present at the ribbon cutting.