Andy's Unity Park

Andy's Unity Park Opens June 2, 2018

Press Release Published on May 21, 2018

The public is invited to celebrate the opening and dedication of Andy’s Unity Park at 3399 Moorland Avenue in southwest Santa Rosa from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 2. The afternoon will include a rich program of community speakers, music, food, children’s activities, dancers, drummers, art projects, yoga, skateboard demonstrations, and booths hosted by local organizations.

What & Why?

Andy’s Unity Park grew from a community’s commitment, perseverance and belief in the healing power of a park. The plan for the park remembers the life of Andy Lopez, who was tragically killed at the site and also celebrates community unity and youth empowerment while providing a much needed neighborhood park with a variety of features for neighborhood residents and families to gather and play.

What's Next?

Design and engineering drawings and bid documents were completed and put out for competitive bidding in October, 2016, and four bids were received on November 9, 2016. Due to a bid protest following the evaluation period, the County Board of Supervisors elected to reject all bids in December 2016, and directed Regional Parks to revise and re-release the project plans for bidding.

Updated plans and bid documents were advertised for bidding at the end of January 2017, and the project was awarded in March to the low bidder Argonaut Constructors. Construction began on May 30, 2017 and was completed in May 2018. The opening celebration was held on June 2, 2018.

Project Timeline

TimeframeProject Process
November 2016Four bids received for construction
December 2016 All bids rejected due to a bid protest by the second lowest apparent bidder
January-February 2017 Re-bidding of the project
March 2017 Award of construction contract
May 2017 Groundbreaking – construction begins
May 2018 Construction complete
June 2, 2018Opening Celebration

For more information, please contact Scott Wilkinson, Project Manager, by phone at (707) 565-2734 or by email at scott.wilkinson@sonoma-county.org.

Contact Information

Scott Wilkinson, Park Planner II

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Regional Parks
County of Sonoma
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Overall Plan

Andy's Unity Park Overall Plan

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Office Location

Sonoma County Regional Parks
2300 County Center Drive
Suite 120A
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

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