PITTSBURG -- A workshop to gather public comments on ideas for making improvements to Ambrose Park will take place on Saturday at Ambrose Park.
Late last year, plans to demolish the park's aging lap pool, which was closed in 2009 for safety reasons, and replace it with a children's pool fell through. That happened after the lowest construction bid came in $700,000 higher than the $1.7 million in funds available from an East Bay Regional Park District bond approved earlier by voters.
Ambrose Park is located in Pittsburg, but the 12-acre park is owned and maintained by the Ambrose Recreation and Park District.
Saturday's meeting is the second of four workshops set by park district board members to gather comments from residents about options to be considered for making improvements at the park, which has fallen into disrepair over the years.
These options include rebidding the children's pool, renovating the existing lap pool, or scrapping plans for a pool and spending available funds on other park improvements such as an amphitheater, a new full-court basketball area and two new tennis courts.
Those who attend Saturday's meeting, which begins at 10 a.m., will have the opportunity to get a close-up look at the existing pool and its associated buildings. To that end, people are advised to wear walking shoes. Chairs and table will be set up at the park to accommodate the meeting.
Ambrose Park is at 125 Memorial Way near the Pittsburg-Bay Point BART station. For more information, call 925-458-1601.
Contact Eve Mitchell at 925-779-7189. Follow her on Twitter.com/EastCounty_Girl.