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Updated March 16, 2020

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Ground Breaking

Following extensive public outreach and an online survey, the construction contract for the new Downtown Park has been awarded to Fast-Track Construction Corporation, and at 9:00 AM on Thursday, October 31, 2019, Palm Springs City Council invited community to join them for the ground breaking of the new 1.5-acre park across from the Palm Springs Art Museum on Museum Drive and Museum Way.

“The goal of the park is to help connect residents and visitors to a natural urban oasis in the heart of our downtown while at the same time highlighting Palm Springs’ unique culture and magical beauty,” said City Manager David H. Ready. “The City Council expects this new park will be an incredible and uniquely Palm Springs amenity for everyone to enjoy.”

Construction Progress

(December 9, 2019 – March 13, 2020)

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The park will feature two grassy lawns, palm groves, a water feature that replicates the City's famed Tahquitz Canyon waterfall, public restrooms and a new downtown police substation.

Project Timeline

  • Schematic Design:                                                        3 months     (March 30, 2018)
  • Design Development (50%/100%):                             4 months     (July 31, 2018)
  • City Approval of 100% Design Development:            1 month       (August 31, 2018)
  • Construction Documents (50%):                                 3 months     (November 30, 2018)
  • City Department / Outside Agency Review:               1 month       (December 31, 2018)
  • Construction Documents (100%):                              3 months     (March 31, 2019)
  • City Department / Outside Agency Review:              2 months      (May 31, 2019)
  • Bidding:                                                                         2 months     (July 31, 2019)
  • Re-Bidding:                                                                   2 months     (September 30, 2019)
  • Award and Ground Breaking                                      1 month      (October 31, 2019)
  • Construction:                                                               12 months   (November 2020)

For more information on the history of the Downtown Palm Springs Park project click here.

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