Griffin Structures provided construction management services to the City of Cypress for the construction of a new 2.9 acre park. Mackay Park features two playground areas with structures, a large grassy play area, exercise equipment, a half-court basketball court, picnic and shade structures, a restroom building, perimeter walking paths and a parking lot. The park also includes a public art piece donated by the Friends of Cypress Cultural Arts.
The $2.5 million project is the City’s first new park in over 20 years. Construction included earthwork and grading; concrete, asphalt and masonry work; protective playground surfacing; as well as bio-swale/infiltration trenches, drip irrigation and drought-tolerant landscaping. Coordination with existing residents was necessary to provide fencing for security and pets during excavation and construction of a new block wall.
Mackay Park is named for Dan Mackay, a 28-year Cypress School District Board member. The park sits on a portion of the former Mackay Elementary School site.