Thanks to the the largest park related grant program in California’s history, a $6,737,000 grant was awarded to the expansion of Redding’s Caldwell Park. The park’s expansion will include a new bike park, expansion on the existing skate park, a new climbing and bouldering area, a multi-use athletic court and an exercise circuit.
The Caldwell Park Expansion Project was one of 62 projects chosen out of 478 applicants state-wide and one of only five projects north of Sacramento.
As part of an effort by the City of Redding to create a recreational corridor along the Sacramento River, Caldwell Park and the adjoining open space was selected for the application because it met the unique requirements of the grant program, its proximity to downtown, and connection with the extensive Sacramento River Trail. Construction is expected to begin in 2021, just as the park turns 60 years old, and should be completed in 2022.
The project is especially beneficial to the community in that the selected features are the direct result of the community engagement process, grassroots initiatives and non-profit partners including the Redding Trail Alliance, Redding Parks and Trails Foundation, and Skate Movement. In addition, the grant pays for the entirety of the project with no requirement for match funding from the City.
Looking forward to see this big, beautiful park expansion along the Sacramento River in Redding in 2022!