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CSUEB students to help Town of Moraga with master plan for popular park

Photo of the entrance into Moraga Commons Park

CSUEB students will help develop a master plan for the Moraga Commons Park. (Photo: Town of Moraga Flickr)

  • February 26, 2013 5:00am

Cal State East Bay students in Assistant Professor Chris Chamberlain’s spring class REC 4000- Administration and Budgeting in Leisure will be gaining work experience thanks to a new project between CSUEB and the Town of Moraga’s Parks and Recreation department.

Students will be working with Moraga Recreation Director Jay Ingram to develop a master plan for Moraga Commons Park, a popular recreation area offering a wide range of activities, including a disc golf course, skateboarding park and children’s zip line.  

In an interview with LaMorinda Weekly, Ingram said he wants to enhance the potential of this town asset but “needs a vision of how the space can be adapted to best respond to increasing demand.”   

To help with that vision, four dedicated CSUEB students – three undergraduates and one graduate student - have formed the core of the project team. Another 12 student members may possibly be added to the project which is expected to take eight months to complete.  

“Our students will be conducting research on the Moraga Parks and Recreation master plan, studying existing demographics, original plans for the Commons Park use, and researching other master plans and surveys,” said Chamberlain.  “Along the way, the team will be providing updates to the Town of Moraga Parks and Recreation Commission. “ All are activities to help prepare Pioneers for their future careers.

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