Parks

Park Improvement Projects

Parks Percentage Update Parks Infographic

The renovation of the City's parks is underway and will be completed by Fall 2020. Apollo Park, Independence Park, Dennis the Menace Park, Discovery Park and Golden Park are now completed. The ribbon cutting ceremonies for Dennis the Menace Park and Discovery Park will be postponed until further notice.

Recent Notices

Apollo Park / Dennis the Menace Park

Apollo Park - Now Open
  • Synthetic Turf on Athletic Fields
  • ADA Accessible Path of Travel
  • Six (6) New Picnic Shelters
  • Rubberized Surfacing at Play Area
  • Parking Lot lighting
  • Ballfields Lighting/New Backstops
  • Furnishings (Picnic Tables, BBQ's Benches, Trash Receptacles, and Drinking Fountains
Dennis the Menace Park - Now Open
  • New Restroom Building
  • Rubberized Surfacing at Play Area
  • New All Challenge Fitness Course
  • Site Built Enclosures
  • Site Furnishings (Benches and Drinking Fountains)

Apollo Park
12544 Rives Ave
Downey, CA

Dennis the Menace Park
9125 Arrington Ave
Downey, CA

Construction Schedule

Apollo Park
May 2019 - November 2019

Dennis the Menace Park
May 2019 – Early February 2020

Estimated Costs

Apollo Park
$5.6 Million

Dennis the Menace Park
$2.3 Million


Independence Park / Wilderness Park / Golden Park

Independence Park - Now Open
  • One (1) New Detached Restroom Structure
  • Replace Playground Fall Zone Material with Rubberized Surfacing Resurface Eight (8) Tennis Courts
  • Four (4) All Gender Restroom Fixtures
  • Site Built Trash Enclosures
Wilderness Park
  • Removal of Pond Water and Replace Pond Liner*
  • Community Building with Restroom Improvements
  • New Restroom Building
  • ADA Improvements in the Parking Lot
  • Accessible Path of Travel to New Amenities
Golden Park - Now Open
  • Community Building Improvements
  • ADA Accessible Path of Travel to New amenities
  • Five (5) New Picnic Shelters include two (2) 48’ HXE, one (1) 16’x24’ and two (2) 24x34
  • Rubberized Surfacing at Play Area
  • One (1) 12x20 Storage Shed and a Site Built Trash Enclosure
  • ADA Improvements in the Parking Lot
  • Basketball Court Improvements include New Basketball Court Surfacing, New basketball Backboards/Nets, 8’ High Chain Link Fence Around Basketball Courts
  • Baseball Field Improvements include 4’ Chain Link Homerun Fence, two (2) New Bleachers
  • Decomposed Granite Trail

Independence Park
12334 Bellflower Blvd
Downey, CA

Wilderness Park
10999 Little Lake Rd
Downey, CA

Golden Park
8840 Golden St
Downey, CA

Construction Schedules

Independence Park
July 2019 - December 2019

Wilderness Park
August 2019 – Fall 2020

Wilderness Park: Ponds
Fall 2020

Golden Park
August 2019 – June 2020

Estimated Costs

Independence Park
$2 Million

Wilderness Park
$1.5 Million

Golden Park
$3.7 Million


Discovery Sports Complex / Furman Park

Discovery Sports Complex Park - Now Open
  • Synthetic Field Conversion
  • Baseball Field Lighting
Furman Park
  • New Picnic Shelters
  • Tennis Court Upgrades
  • Community Buildings Upgrades
  • Turf Renovation
  • Parking Lot Upgrades
  • Bleachers/BackStops
  • Playfield Upgrades
  • Replace Irrigation System

Discovery Sports Complex Park
12400 Columbia Way
Downey, CA

Furman Park
10419 Rives Ave
Downey, CA

Construction Schedules

Discovery Sports Complex
September 2019 – May 2020

Furman Park
September 2019 – July 2020

Estimated Costs

Discovery Sports Complex
$2.5 Million

Furman Park
$5.2 Million