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Ochoa Park input sought
Ochoa Park jogger
An Eastgate resident jogged around the barren Guillermo Ochoa Park site the morning after the Ceres City Council approved a $10,000 community input outreach campaign and redesign. The park was dedicated over a year ago and isn’t near completion. - photo by Jeff Benziger

The city of Ceres will be holding two public workshops to involve the public and receive input as to what features they would like to see included in Guillermo Ochoa Park.

The workshops will both be held in Ochoa Park, 3818 Kiwi Drive, Ceres. The first will occur between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. this Saturday, Oct. 8; and the second one is scheduled for 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 12.

The city is conducting an online survey through QR codes in posters and on on city’s webpage,

The park was dedicated in the summer of 2021 and little has been done to finish the park. After residents called for more features than planned, the Ceres City Council approved a $10,000 contract with O’Dell Engineering to engineer additional park design.

At prior council meetings, residents expressed a desire to see shade structures, benches and other features. The city plans to finish the park with over $1 million in federal ARPA funds.