For Immediate Release: 5/26/2016
California State Parks Announces Recommendations for $8.8M in Local Projects
Deputy Director of Public Affairs
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California State Parks announced today recommendations to the National Park Service for $8.8M in funding for 17 local park projects under the Land and Water Conservation Fund Program (LWCF). Grant funding is made available if the National Park Service approves the recommended projects.
LWCF provides funding to cities, counties, eligible districts, and state agencies for acquisition and development projects to create outdoor recreational resources. Under provisions of state law, public resource code §5099.12, the program is administered by the State Parks Director.
“Projects like these enhance outdoor opportunities and bring families and communities together, so we are hopeful that they will be approved,” stated California State Parks Director Lisa Mangat.
Below is the list of recommended grant projects:
Heritage Park: $1,400,000 – New outdoor amphitheater for citywide cultural events, walking trails, children's play area, shade trellis restroom/concession, landscape, lighting and fencing.
City of Anaheim
Manzanita Skate Park: $400,000 – New skate park with lighting.
City of Ceres
Neel Park Playground and Dog Park:$100,000 – New playground, half-court basketball court, off-leash dog park, sheltered picnic area, walking path, lighting, landscaping and improvements to the existing irrigation system.
City of Eureka
Parcel 4 Park and Trail System Phase I: $300,000 – A new Parcel 4 Park and Trail System.
Project details would include: removing four blighted former mill buildings, constructing a new Class I multiuse trail using recycled concrete from the former mills, and constructing new interpretive viewing platforms and benches adjacent to Humboldt Bay.
City of Fullerton
Woodcrest Park Renovation: $488,250 – New exercise area and renovation of an existing playground, restroom, parking lot and irrigation system.
City of Indio
Dominguez Park Improvements: $87,577 – New basketball court, renovation of a playground surface and installation of new solar lighting.
City of McFarland
Villa De Caribe Park: $1M - New Villa de Caribe Park. Project details would include: constructing a new soccer and baseball field, volleyball/ basketball court, sheltered picnic area, playground, trail with outdoor fitness equipment, restroom, parking lot, drought resistant landscaping and trees, and lighting.
City of Nevada City
Pioneer Park Swimming Pool Rehabilitation: $125,100 - Renovate an existing swimming pool to include a new plaster surface to save approximately 280,000 gallons of water annually by not having to drain the pool for repairs.
City of Oakley
Oakley Community Dog Park – Nunn-Wilson Park: $413,515 – Expand the park by constructing a new dog park, restroom, parking lot, lighting, fencing and landscaping.
City of Redding
Oregon Gulch Open Space: $109,500 - Acquire approximately 170.2 acres.
City of Ventura - Parks, Recreation & Community Partnership
Kellogg Park Development Project: $1,500,000 - New open space lawn area, plaza, playground, fitness equipment, picnic area, landscaping and hardscape.
County of Santa Cruz, Parks
Chanticleer Avenue Park Development: $500,000 - A new "Universally Accessible Playground" for children with physical disabilities, bike pump track, off-leash dog areas and a community garden. Park is located in the community of Live Oak.
Helendale Community Services District
Helendale Community Park: $132,600 - New playground and athletic fields, pathways, fitness areas, picnic areas and shade structures.
Mission Oaks Recreation and Park District
Gibbons Park Improvement – Phase I: $280,000 - New perimeter walking path and new irrigation infrastructure for multipurpose turf. Park is located in the city of Carmichael.
North of the River Recreation and Park District
North Beardsley Skatepark: $422,000 - New skatepark, restroom, landscaping and irrigation. Park is located in the city of Bakersfield.
Valley-Wide Recreation and Park District (in Riverside County)
Wheatfield Park Soccer Fields: $400,000 – Expand the park with two new adult regulation and two new youth regulation soccer fields, and a new restroom. Park is located in the city of Menifee.
Exchange Park: $1,100,000 - New park in the city of Hemet. Construct new basketball, tennis, volleyball, and pickleball courts, tot lot, group picnic area, outdoor exercise equipment area, restroom, parking lot, landscaping and lighting.
For more information on the Land and Water Conservation Fund Program and other grant programs administered by California State Parks Office of Grants and Local Services, please visit www.parks.ca.gov/grants. Follow us on Facebook at Facebook.com/caparksgrants.
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