August 28, 2012
New sidewalk brings happiness to health center
A newly paved sidewalk on Concord Boulevard in Dave Brubeck Park is making staff and residents at the neighboring Stonebrook Healthcare Center very happy. A ribbon-cutting will be held on Thursday, Aug. 30 at 10 a.m. to celebrate the completion of the project.
The new sidewalk, completed last week, is 10 feet wide, allowing plenty of room for staff and wheel-chair bound residents to get out and enjoy the park. It replaces a three-foot wide gravel path.
"Our residents and staff are so happy about the new sidewalk," says Stonebrook Director Lori Cooper. "It will make life so much easier for us. We really appreciate the improvement."
"The residents at Stonebrook like to make a daily trip to Starbucks down the street," says senior civil engineer and Project Manager Dan Sequeira. "It was very difficult for the wheelchairs to use the gravel path, especially in wet weather. In addition, there is a special needs class at Concord High School on the opposite side of the park that likes to take walks through the park. The students in wheelchairs also had a hard time with the gravel path."
The project was funded with CDBG grant monies used to implement the City's ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) transition plan.
For more information about the project, contact Dan Sequeira, (925) 671-3031.