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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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Malibu Lagoon State Beach

23200 Pacific Coast Highway

Malibu, CA 90265

California Department of Parks and Recreation

Start Date: 10/6/2004

End Date: 12/31/17 (Estimated Completion)

Awarded Amount: $4,923,600

Stage: In progress.

There’s something for everyone at Malibu Lagoon State Beach: scenic trails, historic museums, salt water fishing at the pier and wildlife viewing. For water enthusiasts you’ll find some of the best waves at the world famous Surfrider Beach. Come low tide to explore tide pools or anytime for swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving and boating.

A leisure two-mile loop trail will take you around the lagoon, through tide pools and on to Malibu Pier. At the pier you’ll find beach equipment rentals, harbor tours, restaurants and a surf museum. Grab a bite at the pier or picnic on the beach. On the way back visit the Malibu Lagoon Museum or check out guided tours of the historic Adamson House.

Grant funding was provided for the pier and the newly restored lagoon. In addition, the City of Malibu completed a Stormwater project in 2011 to protect Santa Monica Bay from hazardous material spills and pollution.

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Catalina Verdugo Trail Project & Freeway Park Complex

Design and construction of approximately 9,924-foot multi-use trail in the San Rafael Hills surrounding the Glendale Sports Complex in the City of Glendale. The trail will feature retaining walls, switchbacks, benches, trail signs, and interpretive signage…

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Santa Clarita Woodlands Park

Acquisition of, and improvements to, park land in the area known as the Santa Clarita Woodlands, which encompasses about 8,000 acres west of Highway 5 in the Santa Clarita area. Priority acquisitions to include East, Rice, Learning, Wiley and Towsley Canyons. Improvements may include provision of reasonable public access and the development of, or improvement to, passive and active recreation facilities.

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South Hills Park Wilderness Trail

701 E Mauna Loa Avenue,

Glendora, CA 91740

City of Glendora

Start Date: 01/19/2010

End Date: 01/11/2012

Awarded Amount: $50,000

Stage: Completed!

Improvements at the Bonnie Cove entrance included a new graded parking area on the east and west sides, construction of approximately 675-foot multi-use trail on the west side of the entrance, relocation of a trailhead sign to the east side of the entrance, new rock walls and the planting of drought tolerant plants in front of the rock walls.  Improvements on the Mauna Loa side of the Toyon Trail included relocation of the trailhead, installation of a 60-foot pipe to control erosion, construction of a 60-foot long retaining wall at the trail entrance to stabilize a large oak tree and the planting of drought-tolerant plants on the hillside.  Improvements at the Elderberry Trail included relocation of the trail head, new rock walls and the planting of drought tolerant plants.

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Harbor Walkway & Viewpoint

Design and development of five miles of walkway and viewpoints from White Point to Wilmington, to be constructed in four phases.

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Baldwin Hills Eastern Gateway and Trail

Streetscape and entryway improvements at La Brea Avenue and Don Lorenzo Drive; includes improvements to the existing trail from La Brea Avenue to the Baldwin Hills eastern ridgeline including grading, new native planting and irrigation.

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