A sidewalk in Dave Brubeck Park on Concord Boulevard, paved this summer, is great news for residents and the staff at the neighboring Stonebrook Healthcare Center, and a Concord High special needs class nearby.

The 10-foot-wide sidewalk -- which replaced a three-foot wide gravel path -- allows plenty of room for health care center residents and students in wheelchairs.

"Our residents and staff are so happy about the sidewalk," said Stonebrook director Lori Cooper. "It will make life so much easier for us. We really appreciate the improvement."

Project manager and senior civil engineer Dan Sequeira said, "The residents at Stonebrook like to make a daily trip to Starbucks down the street. 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," he said. "The students in wheelchairs also had a hard time with the gravel path."

The project was funded with Community Development Block Grant moneys for Concord's ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) transition plan.

-- Staff report



Advertisement