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December 7, 2012
Oak Park farmer's market in line for more upgrades

Once a haven for crime, McClatchy Park in Oak Park continues to undergo a transformation.

The City Council is expected Tuesday to approve funding the final stage of the park's farmer's market. The project would include two large shade structures and electrical outlets for vendors. The $332,000 project would be funded mostly from fees collected from developers.

Construction is expected to be completed by April, in time for the market to re-open for the season.

Beyond the farmer's market work, McClatchy Park has been the site of considerable work in recent months. A disc golf course has been built and the city was recently awarded a $2.8 million grant for other park improvements. Those upgrades will include a jogging track, new playgrounds, tennis courts, picnic areas and improvements to the irrigation system.

"We're getting a lot more use of the park by neighborhood residents, which is clearly what we want," said Councilman Jay Schenirer, who represents Oak Park. "I think we're on our way to have a really fabulous facility."

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Ryan Lillis has covered the city of Sacramento, its 108 neighborhoods and its politicians since 2008. Prior to that, he covered crime at The Bee. A native of upstate New York, Lillis has a journalism degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

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