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El Dorado Park in Riverside to be renamed in honor of local firefighter

Riverside, California – El Dorado Park in Riverside will soon be renamed to Tim Strack Park, following a unanimous decision by the Riverside City Council on December 19 to rename it Tim Strack Park.

53-year-old Riverside Fire Capt. Tim Strack, who passed away in April due to a heart attack, had served as a firefighter for 28 years, spending 21 of those years with the Riverside Fire Department.

Mayor Patricia Lock Dawson stated in a news release that this renaming will will eternally commemorate Capt. Stracks’s selfless service.

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The proposal for the park’s new name was put forward by Michael Detoy, President of the Riverside City Firefighters’ Association, and Ana Martin, a resident of Riverside. The proposal was discussed in several meetings.

Councilmember Jim Perry, representing the district that includes the park, commended Strack for his substantial contributions to the community.

El Dorado Park covers 8.5 acres in the Arlanza area of Riverside

The park, covering 8.5 acres in the Arlanza area of Riverside and surrounded by residential areas, offers amenities for activities like walking and soccer, according to a city report.

There’s an ongoing renovation project for the park, as outlined in a council presentation. Construction is expected to start in May and conclude by October 2024. The renovations will add features like a memorial sign, seating, picnic tables, pathways, lighting, and play areas, including a structure resembling a firetruck.


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