San Juan Bautista resident and her husband were involved with the city for nearly 30 years.
The $208,701 project is funded by State Proposition 68 funds and developer Park Impact Fees.
San Juan Bautista budgets $476,000 total; construction is expected to begin in December.
City manager expects to complete the project within six months.
Though the Planning Commission adopted plans in December, community members prefer an alternative option.
Features include bocce ball court and barbeque pit.