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Category Archives: Parks & Recreation

Proceedings of the Measure A Implementation Steering Committee

As meetings for the Measure A Implementation Steering Committee draws to an end, we would like to thank all Steering Committee members for their dedication and hard work …

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Dills Park

6500 San Juan St,

Paramount, CA 90723

City of Paramount

Start Date: 1/18/2000

End Date: 9/30/2010

Awarded Amount: $3,763,783.00

Stage: Completed!

Riverfront park featuring walking, jogging & biking paths plus a playground & basketball courts, grassy areas, picnic tables with access to the Los Angeles River.

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Bassett Park

510 N. Vineland Avenue
La Puente, CA 91746

LA County Parks & Recreation

Start Date: 11/5/1996

End Date: 3/4/2008

Awarded Amount: $335,000.79

Stage: Completed!

Bassett Park, located in La Puente, is more like an event venue masquerading as a neighborhood park! The park houses one of the best soccer fields for year-round play, a splash pad that looks like it belongs in an amusement park, and a thrilling skate park. Grant funds were used to refurbish the park irrigation and drainage systems, construction of a shade shelter, ADA access walkway, installation of drinking fountains, BBQ braziers, picnic tables, and installation of a splash pad. Click on the above icon for more information.

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Glendale Narrows Riverwalk

300 Paula Ave

Glendale, CA 91201

Glendale Parks and Open Space Foundation

Start Date: 12/18/2007

End Date: 12/31/2013

Awarded Amount: $173,000.00

Stage: Completed!

Glendale Narrows Riverwalk is a carefully constructed half mile recreational trail for pedestrians and bicylists located on the north bank of the Los Angeles River in the City of Glendale across from Griffith Park. The trail is paved with asphalt and includes a small entry park that serves as a staging area for hikers and bicyclists; a separate staging area for equestrians using local trails; another small park area for walking and picnicking. Included within the idyllic setting is the enhancement of the wildlife habitat in the river channel, and educational and interpretive exhibits.

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Castaic Lake

32132 Castaic Lake Drive

Castaic, CA 91384

LACo Parks and Recreation

Start Date: 11/3/1992

End Date: 3/25/2008

Awarded Amount: $628,614.95

Stage: Completed!

Castaic Lake is the perfect park for a number of outdoor activities; just think of us as your one-stop-shop for everything outdoors! Within this beautifully expansive park, you can go from horseback riding to jet skiing, biking to fishing, boating to camping, and least we forget the wonderful covered picnic areas and barbeque grills to feast on your catch! Castaic Lake is an ideal park to begin your weekend or summer week!

Improvements at Castaic Lake from grant funding are general development, construction of the picnic shade structure, and restroom building refurbishment.

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Los Angeles State Historic Park

1245 N. Spring Street

Los Angeles, CA  90012

California State Parks

Start Date: N/A

End Date: N/A

Awarded Amount: N/A

Opened on April 22, 2017.

Los Angeles State Historic Park (LASHP) is a California Department of Parks and Recreation project that is 32 acres of open space where visitors can enjoy a view of Downtown LA while they walk through its trails. Uniquely located in the heart of Los Angeles, it is surrounded by Chinatown, Little Tokyo, and Mission Junction.

For more information on LASHP please click here.

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Los Angeles River Center and Gardens

570 W Ave 26 #100

Los Angeles, CA 90065

Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority

Start Date: 05/11/2010

End Date: 09/01/2015

Awarded Amount: $315,000

Stage: Completed!

The Los Angeles River Center and Gardens is a truly hidden, breathtaking oasis of fountains, flowers, and picturesque architecture that will render visitors speechless in this serene enchantment which is ideal for any intimate occasion.

Grant funding was provided for improvements to the community room and included beautifying existing restrooms, access points, and roofing while keeping everyone comfortable and entertained with upgraded HVAC and audio visual systems.

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21st to Hill Street Park

930 W. 21st Street

Long Beach, CA 90806

City of Long Beach

Start Date: 3/1/2005

End Date: 6/30/2009

Awarded Amount: $97,314

Stage: Completed!

This mini park is part of the RiverLink Open Space Master Plan and is located along the Los Angeles River between 21st Street and Hill Street. Proposition A funds were used for the design and construction of a greenway area with a walking path and playground.

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Deukmejian Wilderness Park

2429 Markridge Road

La Crescenta, CA 91214

City of Glendale

Start Date: 11/3/1992

End Date: 6/30/2006

Awarded Amount: $2,267,000

Stage: Completed!

In the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, at the northenmost extremity of the City of Glendale, the Deukmejian Wilderness Park occupies a rugged 709-acre site. The park offers streamside woodlands and scattered remnants of big-cone spruce woodland. The park also offers visitors trails with spectacular views of the Cresenta Valley and the Los Angeles basin.

Grant funding was used for developing and improving the Deukmejian Wilderness Park which included the development of a new trail head, construction of roads and parking lots for both vehicles and horse trailers, construction of an outdoor amphitheater classroom, development of picnic areas, construction of a restroom building and information kiosks which included an environmental display area. Funding was also used for the installation of the utility infrastructure and partial preservation of the stone Le Mesnager Barn.

Additional grant funding was used to provide improvements to walkways, equestrian paths and fireroads. Finally, funding was used for the renovation of an equipment storage building.

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Tujunga Wash Greenway

6019 Coldwater Canyon Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 91606

Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority

Start Date: 11/5/1996

End Date: 11/1/2007

Awarded Amount: $3,010.000

Stage: Completed!

The project is along both banks of the Tujunga Wash, from Vanowen Street to Oxnard Street. The project will create a naturalized meandering stream course along the west channel bank; add pathways for walking and biking along either side of Tujunga Wash; and incorporate rest area amenities, interpretive signage, and appurtenant structures. The naturalized stream course will accept low flows diverted from the Tujunga Wash and meander throughout the 6,000-foot project reach. Downstream flows will outfall back into Tujunga Wash. The east side of the channel will consist of various greenway improvements including a bike path, walkway, landscaping, and other amenities.

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