Construction has begun on a water spray park that will likely become the main attraction of Concord's next Spring.
"Meadow Homes had a 50 or 60-year-old pool," said Concord City Engineer Danea Gemmell. "... through a lot of community outreach we heard that and decided it need to be taken care of and updated."
Gemmell said the old pool violated current Health Code requirements.
A construction worker said the project should be finished within three months. But the park won't be open to the public until early spring, Gemmell said.
The East Bay Regional Park District granted the city close to $1 million towards the project. The money comes from Measure WW, which voters approved in 2008.
$125 million of a $500 million bond extension to the district's original fund is being used to upgrade parks in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. Click here to learn more about measure WW.
Other funding for the spray park comes from a State Parks grant and from parkland fees, according to the city.
Admission to the spray park will be free and open to the public.