What does $1 million buy you these days? Well, if you run a city, it can purchase you a modestly renovated park.
Members of the Park, Recreation, Marina and Cultural Commission and four of five city council members were on hand this week to cut the ribbon officially opening Holiday Highlands Park on Figtree Lane. The project includes a new bathroom (something the old park did not have), walkways, and new turf.
By the way, the sign welcoming visitors shares a space with the city logo and a crawdad. Why a crawdad? Because the creek lining the street side of the park is historically where Martinez kids have always gone to find the tasty little critters.
Shortly after the ribbon cutting ceremony, the fence surrounding the park was put back into place. The new grass needs more time to grow before people can play on it, officials said.
It should open to the public within a month.