The Sausalito community is invited to provide ideas and priorities for an upgrade to the City’s Dunphy Park on Bridgeway. The Friends of Dunphy Park, a volunteer group, will host a Public Forum on Saturday, November 16 from 10 a.m. to noon. The meeting will be held at the Bay Model Auditorium, 2100 Bridgeway in Sausalito.
The park currently provides limited seating, a lawn area, a gazebo, a sand volleyball court, two bocce ball courts and a small beach area. With input from the public on what functions and features the park should provide, the Friends will develop an initial guideline for future development of the park. This Schematic Master Plan will be reviewed by City committees in public meetings and will be considered by the City Council in 2014.
Topics for discussion at the Public Forum include such features as entryways and general pedestrian circulation, bicycle paths, restrooms, landscaping, parking, as well as active and passive use areas such as a bocce ball court and seating. The plan will also consider the design and use of the beach area along with shoreline and marine habitat restoration and maintenance. It will also consider what types of events should be accommodated in the park and with what frequency.
The Friends of Dunphy Park is collaborating with the City, Galilee Marina, Cass Marina, adjacent property owners and the public to develop the Schematic Master Plan to reflect the preferences of the local community. The park must also comply with land use and shoreline development laws and purchase agreements.