The redevelopment of Gauche Park has become a cornerstone for Yuba City recreation program and a symbol of community importance and pride. The existing 10-acre park site is adjacent to the redevelopment and has now become the heart of a downtown recreational hub. Improvements include a 54,000-square-foot community center, gymnasium, recreational offices and concession. An aquatics center with associated buildings, a 25-yard competition pool, 4,000-square-foot recreational pool, training pool and participatory fountain are also incorporated. These improvements are integrated with outdoor basketball, children play areas, plazas, courtyards, an amphitheater, a picnic area, parking and passive park space.

The park incorporates sustainable features such as bioswales, shade trees to reduce the heat-island effect, permeable pavement, drought-tolerant plantings and the use of recycled materials. Other sustainable, energy-saving and life-cycle oriented project features include durable, low-VOC materials, efficient LED and fluorescent lighting systems, low-flow plumbing fixtures and high-efficiency mechanical building and pool systems with active controls.

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Project Details

  • Completed in 2007
  • Yuba City, CA
  • 10-acre park