The Burney Water District ownes the Civic Park located on the West end of town adjacent to Highway 299E and Juniper Avenue. The Burney Lions Club maintains the Park.
The Burney Water District was awarded $850,000.00 in grant funds through the California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access for All Act of 2018 administered through the State of California Natural Resources Agency Department of Parks and Recreation and Office of Grants and Local Services. The awarded $850,000 will be utilized to complete a capital outlay project that benefits the community of Burney at the District’s Civic Park. The major components to be included in the
Civic Park Project to include:
- Construction of a new splash pad in the park’s southern corner. The splash pad would include multiple water features and a depiction of a whale to represent the original park’s history.
- Construction of new playground equipment areas for both toddlers and older children.
- Construct a new parking area along Juniper Ave., which will include removal of some existing trees.
- Construct a paved walking path from the parking area to the restroom and throughout the park.
- Construct new fencing along Juniper Ave., including one pedestrian access gate and one vehicle access gate. Remove and replace fencing along the northeast and southwest property lines. Rehabilitate the existing wall along the southeast property line adjacent to Highway 299.
- If funding allows, improvements to the park’s restroom will be included.
Above is the Draft Conceptual Site Plan for the Civic Park. Final changes will be made before this project goes to bid. Anticipation start of construction for the project is Spring of 2024.