Lakeport, Calif…The City of Lakeport is pleased to announce the completion of a new pedestrian bridge linking the Library Park parklands and the site of the future Lakefront Park along the Clear Lake shoreline. The bridge, located on the north side of the Fifth Street public parking lot and extending across a seasonal stormwater drainage course, is now open for use.
The prefabricated bridge design was selected by Lakeport Public Works staff and was chosen for its rustic appearance which ties into the design theme of Library Park and the future Lakefront Park. The bridge’s decorative stamped concrete walking surface accentuates the design and makes an attractive addition to the city’s park system.
Lakeport Public Works Department staff constructed the concrete and steel bridge footings, installed the bridge upon delivery and completed most of the finish concrete work. We are very proud of their collective efforts.
The new pedestrian bridge is the first public improvement related to the new Lakefront Park slated to begin construction later this year.
The Lakefront Park project is being funded by a $5.9 million grant from the 2018 State of California Parks and Water Bond (Proposition 68). The grant funded the acquisition of the 5.5-acre site and the development of a shoreline community park. Park features will include a promenade lakefront walking path, basketball court, ninja gym, amphitheater, splash pad, skate park, multi-use lawn area, public parking, sheltered picnic area, restrooms and a concession building.
Updates on the park development will be posted on the City’s social media outlets.
Please contact Ron Ladd, Public Works Superintendent, (707) 263-3578, ext. 401, or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.