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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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Horsethief Canyon Park

301 Horsethief Canyon Rd.

San Dimas, CA 91773

City of San Dimas

Start Date: 11/3/1992

End Date: 11/8/2012

Awarded Amount: $1,690,000

Stage: Completed!

Horsethief Canyon Park is a 50 acre park which includes a small and large dog park, play equipment, shade shelter, restrooms, picnic tables, benches, soccer fields, hiking trails and protected wilderness horse trails.

Grant funding was used for the development of Horsethief Canyon Park. Development included construction of soccer fields, a picnic area, a tot lot, volleyball & horseshoe courts, as well as wildlife corridor enhancement and construction of a nature trail, restroom, and other infrastructure improvements.

Grant funding was also used for the construction of additional multi-use trails in Horsethief Canyon Park which helped improve circulation and accessibility in the Park.

Finally, funding was used for the widening and clearing of the Poison Oak Trail and construction of a hilltop picnic area which included installation of picnic tables, benches, hitching posts and the planting of trees.

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San Gabriel River Education Center

Construction of San Gabriel River and Mountains Education Center include a three-acre outdoor interpretive park with native vegetation landscaping, a “Camino del Rio” nature path, bilingual indoor and outdoor exhibits, restrooms and parking lot.

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South Coast Botanic Garden

The project includes: -refurbishment of general building and site improvements, -demolition of two restrooms and construction of one new restroom, -structural modifications to the administration building, -construction of a new Japanese garden trellis, -removal and installation of fencing materials, -replacement of termite-infested sections of a trellis, -regrading/repaving of the existing parking lot, -replacement of a lighting standard in the main parking lot, -installation of new lighting standards at Upper Meadows and Children’s Garden…

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