After waking up to find the park completely gone one morning last year, some residents were dismayed that Rankin Park, at one time a popular gathering place for downtown denizens, had gone into the ashes of Martinez history.
But the park is nearly ready to reopen, and is now equipped with brand new playgrounds, walkways, and landscaping. There will be new grass planted soon, and the entire park will be accessible to those with disabilities.
Here are some photos, taken last week, of the park as it prepares to open to the public.
What do you think about the new park? Tell us in the comments.