Mariner Park Fitness Course Repair Project - Funded by CalRecycle Grant
MARINER PARK FITNESS COURSE POURED-IN-PLACE SURFACING REHABILITATION
The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) offers a Tire-Derived Product (TDP) Grant Program to promote markets for recycled-content products derived from waste tires generated in California. The goal of the program is to decrease the adverse environmental impacts created by unlawful disposal and stockpiling of waste tires.
In March 2017, CalRecycle approved a $23,440 grant for the City of Union City to rehabilitate the poured-in-place safety surfacing at the fourteen (14) fitness stations within Mariner Park. The existing surfacing was old, pitted, dried out and shrunk along the edges, creating an unsafe gap where it was supposed to match the adjacent concrete mow band. The equipment within the various fitness course locations was weathered, and in some cases, had been previously removed. So, in conjunction with the new grant-funded recycled tire safety surfacing, the fitness course was re-designed and new equipment was installed at some of the larger fitness area locations.
Work was completed in February 2018. The City estimates that approximately 2,617 waste tires were diverted from the waste stream and used on the project.