Parks

Park Improvement Projects

Parks Percentage Update

The renovation of the City's parks are underway and will be completed by July 2020. Apollo Park and Independence Park are now open to the public. The ribbon cutting ceremonies for Dennis the Menace Park and Discovery Park will be held in February 2020. Dennis the Menace Park will be open mid-to-late February 2020 and Discovery Park will be open in March 2020.

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
  • 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 - 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
  • 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 - July 2020

Golden Park
August 2019 - February 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
  • 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
July 2019 - March 2020

Furman Park
September 2019 - April 2020

Estimated Costs

Discovery Sports Complex
$2.5 Million

Furman Park
$5.2 Million