CIP52 Keach Park
Keach Park is located at 2 Newton Avenue in Concord and like most of our city parks offers something for everyone – no matter your age. The park has a playground, picnic shelter, lighted basketball court, lighted soccer mini pitch, outdoor pool, half mile walking path with a story walk and a small parking lot. In the spring there is a little league, softball and youth soccer field and in the fall the outfields are turned into two youth soccer fields.
In 2018, the city opened the renovated outdoor pool in the park and in 2023 open the city's first soccer mini pitch. The park is adjacent to the City Wide Community Center that opened in June 2018. In the FY24 CIP for the park, a project was approved to add athletic field lights on one soccer field in the park. We anticipate our first community meeting on the project will be held in September 2023 once school is back in session.
The CIP reads: Design and construction of lighting improvements for youth soccer field. Design: $30,000. Construction: $345,000 (excludes impact fee portion). Simultaneously with design process, community meetings shall be conducted to review concepts, gather public input, as well as develop community consensus on a preferred design concept and usage plan for the lit field space. Public input meetings shall include the public, the City's Recreation and Parks Advisory Committee and Airport Advisory Committee, park users (including applicable leagues), abutting property owners, as well as community groups and other interested stakeholders. Construction is subject to City Council review and approval of preferred design concept and facility usage plan.