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April 14, 2024

Hollister opens renovated McCarthy Park

The City of Hollister was set to reopen the renovated McCarthy Park at noon Tuesday after a multimillion-dollar renovation to the facility that started about two years ago. 

The park will now feature an array of amenities such as an ADA-accessible water splash pad, rock climbing wall, handball wall, swings, changed playground surfacing, stage, skateboard area, exercise station, group BBQ area, lot of picnic tables. Grass closed for now. Need to get it established before trampled. Seating area for stage. 

The project was about $2.8 million, which included a nearly $700,000 state grant. Hollister parks official Mike Chambless was at the site Tuesday morning and noted how the city would be opening McCarthy Park at noon today. 

It has been a long haul that started with community input meetings. The city contracted with Perma-Green Hydro Seeding Inc., for a total cost of $2,778,894. 

“I think the results are worth it,” Chambless said. 

He noted how McCarthy Park is a “very unique location” being next to San Andresa Continuation High School and behind Lucky Supermarket. 

“We try very hard to make sure all the parks are nice,” he said.

See a video tour of the updated McCarthy Park below: