The City of El Paso has issued a Request for Proposals for upgrades to two much-used parks on the east side of the city.
Work on the Dick Shinaut Memorial Park, located at 11701 Rufus Brigalba Drive, will be focused on enhancing the site’s skate board assets.
The project will include the construction of new skate ramps, a 6-inch reinforced concrete slab, grinding rails and ledges, as well as a new hot mixed asphalt concrete path with a header curb.
The park, which was opened in the summer of 1999, will also see the installation of concrete pads for benches, retaining rock walls, and a new irrigation system.
The second project is scheduled for the Salvador Rivas Jr. Spray Park, located at 12480 Pebble Hills Boulevard.
Opened in the summer of 2017, the Rivas Park will see the building of Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant ramps, a concrete sidewalk, new parking lot, and irrigation system.
Additional work at the Rivas Park entails landscaping, boulder placement, the planting of trees and shrubs, and new illumination poles.
Both projects are expected to cost upwards of $900,000. The RFP has a submission deadline of February 24.
By Garry Boulard
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