DeBenedetti Park Project
DeBenedetti Park Master Plan
DeBenedetti Park is one of Lodi’s larger community parks. The 49-acre recreation amenity is located at the intersection of Lower Sacramento Road and Century Boulevard. Only 18 acres are developed and used as soccer fields (which double as stormwater detention basins), parking and walking paths. Another 11 acres is a permanent storm drainage facility that is not available for public access.
The Parks, Recreation, & Cultural Services would like to phase improvements for the remaining 20 acres of undeveloped areas over time, but in a manner consistent with the recreational facility needs identified through the 2015-2019 Strategic Plan, and the park's existing and future uses.
The development of the DeBenedetti Park Master Plan is a collaborative process that includes City staff and Lodi residents. Throughout the planning process, there will be public meetings and workshops held with the community to explore present conditions and future opportunities for the park. All of the information will be documented and shared through this website.
Public Process to Date
The city is currently conducting a public outreach effort to gain a better understanding of the community’s wants and needs for master planning DeBenedetti Park. The steps are outlined below:
• March 4, 2019: Community Open House at Hutchins Street Square. Approximately 50 people attended and provided their comments about the next phase of park construction. Some 400 people completed an online survey sharing their thoughts about park needs.
• May 8, 2019: Public input to review plan alternatives - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Hutchins Street Square (Kirst Hall). View the two alternative plans at this community input meeting and let us know which you prefer, or how to make your preferred plan even better.
• June 4, 2019: Draft final plan, 7 p.m., Lodi Parks and Recreation Commission meeting, Carnegie Forum (305 W. Pine St.) The draft final plan will emerge from the public input received on May 8 and be presented to the Commission for additional public input and a final recommendation.
• Final plan adoption: Lodi City Council on a date to be determined. The City Council will be asked to adopt the plan that receives the Parks and Recreation Commission's recommendation.
Make sure to check back frequently for updates and additional information. For project questions, contact Parks, Recreation, & Cultural Services Director Jeff Hood at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (209) 333-6742.