From Daily Republic // Oct. 4, 2005
By Ian Thompson
SUISUN CITY - Lawler Ranch residents can expect to see the first part of their community park built about a year from now, according to Suisun City's Recreation and Community Services Department.
"We are looking at completion of the park in the fall (next year), with work to start this spring," department head Mick Jessop said.
Residents of the eastern Suisun City neighborhood pushed for the park for some time.
The proposed 10-acre park site is located along the west side of Lawler Ranch Parkway south of Mayfield Way. As part of the first phase, one-third of this site should be under construction by spring.
Work will include putting in two play areas, a picnic area, a small turf area for free play as well as pathways for bicyclists and joggers, according to Jessop.
Due to the city's tight finances, the second phase won't be built until Suisun City determines it has enough money to pay for its upkeep.
Jessop previously hoped to see the park open in spring 2006, but changes to drainage plans, longer-than-planned outside agency reviews and changes in city staff, made that impossible.
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