Six SGV projects received $ 20 million in state park grants, to bring new and expanded parks to the area – Streetsblog Los Angeles


Three towns in the San Gabriel Valley and one unincorporated area received $ 20.8 million to fund park projects.

The funding comes from California State Parks, which last week announced a $ 548.3 million grant to provide new parks to more than 100 communities under the Newsom administration’s program. imitation “Outdoor access for all”. Funding came from several sources, including $ 153 million approved by the legislature in the 2021-2022 state budget and $ 395.3 from Proposition 68.

Alhambra, Baldwin Park, Covina and West Puente Valley unincorporated received money for the creation of new parks, expansion of existing parks and renovation. In October 2020, the Alhambra held community meetings and disseminated a survey to gather feedback on the funding of this park.

Here are the details of SGV projects:


Renovation of the story park ($ 850,000)

Located at Story Park on North Chapel and East Woodward avenues, this project will convert the enclosed recreational pool into a new open space and natural space, as well as a picnic area with shade structures, walking trails, lighting and landscaping throughout the park. The playground will be updated with new inclusive amenities and a drop-off / pick-up area in the parking lot with shade structure and lighting.

Renovation of Burke Heritage Park ($ 250,000)

Burke Heritage Park is located on Alhambra Road and North Bushnell Avenue and shares space with the Alhambra Historical Society Museum. The project would add to the mostly open lawn space a new inclusive and shaded playground with lighting, an open lawn, a perimeter walk / jog loop, picnic areas with shade structures, as well as a lighting and landscaping throughout the park.

Render of the Big Dalton Wash Trail Greenway. Image: Baldwin City Park

Baldwin Park

Big Dalton Wash Trail and New Pocket Parks ($ 3,285,000)

The new Big Dalton Wash Trail Green Project will add a contiguous lighted bike path and four pocket parks on Northern Garvey Avenue, Southern Garvey Avenue, Dalewood Street and Francisquito Avenue along the trail system . The project includes a new garden for pollinators, a play area with two shade structures, picnic areas in each park with shade structures, three exercise stations, public art in each park and along the trail, trails, signage, landscaping and ornamental fencing.

Last year, the city received $ 2.5 million – the Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Grant Program funded by Proposition 68 – for the 2.8 mile Big Dalton Wash Multi-Use Trail, which is expected to run from Central Avenue to Baldwin Park Boulevard.

Barnes Park expansion project ($ 3,090,000)

The 2.6-acre Barnes Park expansion will seek to acquire approximately 0.18 acres of land. The expansion will also install a new playing field with shade structures, two basketball courts, a futsal / mini football pitch, individual picnic areas, public artwork. , parking, ornamental security fencing, as well as lighting and landscaping throughout the park.

Covina: New Phase 1 Leisure Village Park ($ 4,845,229)

The Recreation Village Park would renovate a former fruit packaging warehouse into a new indoor sports and recreation complex. The area will also add a new pocket garden park, dog park, outdoor climbing area, each with dedicated lighting. A historical / cultural memorial wall wall, walkway arch, directional signage, and landscaping are also offered throughout the park.

In yellow, the site of the future aquatic center of the San Gabriel Valley Image: NAC Architecture
In yellow is the site of the future aquatic center of the San Gabriel Valley. Image via Presentation of the Aquatic Center

Los Angeles County, Parks: San Gabriel Valley Aquatic Center ($ 8,500,000)

The San Gabriel Valley Aquatic Center is expected to be located next to Allen J Martin Park in the unincorporated community of West Puente Valley. The project, located at 635 N. California Avenue, would add an Olympic-size swimming pool, a training / recreation pool, an aquatic center, a natural playground, a walking loop, a garden for pollinators, an outdoor amphitheater. , a civic art square, a shade structure for picnics / gathering and parking.

For a complete list of laureates, Click here. More information on the state program and its winners, go to the California State Parks website.

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