Rio San Gabriel Park receives $1 million grant for renovations — The Downey Patriot

DOWNEY – Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn today announced nearly $10 million in grants to expand, renovate and acquire parks and open spaces in cities in the Fourth District, including $1 million for renovate Rio San Gabriel Park in Downey.

The grants were announced Wednesday by the Los Angeles County Regional Park and Open Space District (RPOSD) as part of the Special District’s ongoing implementation of Measure A.

“This funding is huge for the communities I represent, and I am so grateful that of the $26 million awarded countywide, nearly $10 million will expand and renovate parks in my district,” said said Hahn. “Our local parks are some of the most important places in our neighborhoods and I think we took them for granted too often before the pandemic. These grants are a way to ensure our cities have the funding they need to expand and improve local parks so we can make sure everyone has access to open space where they can play, exercise and just enjoying the outdoors.

Grants awarded in the Fourth District include:

  • Town of Maywood – Maywood Riverfront Park Renovation – $655,364

  • Town of Cudahy – Clara Expansion Park Renovation – $680,000

  • Town of Bell – Acquisition for 4773-4777 E Gage Ave l – $1,000,000

  • Town of Pico Rivera – Town of Pico Rivera Land Acquisition – $1,000,000

  • Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy – Acquisition of Palos Verdes Blue Butterfly (Rancho Palos Verdes) – $1,000,000

  • Town of South Gate – Circle Park Renovation – $1,000,000

  • South Coast Botanical Garden Foundation – Children’s and Family Garden (Rolling Hills Estates) – $1,000,000

  • Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles – Rancho San Pedro Park Promenade City of LA (San Pedro/ Port of Los Angeles) – $700,000

  • City of Bell Gardens – Marlow Park Renovation – $893,000

  • Town of Downey – Rio San Gabriel Park Renovation and Rehabilitation – $1,000,000

  • Town of Lakewood – Carson Street Multi-Use Nature Trail Development – $1,000,000

Los Angeles County voters passed the Safe and Clean Neighborhood Parks and Beaches Measure (Measure A) in 2016, with nearly 75% of voters approving of the annual package tax. Passing Measure A affirmed Los Angeles County residents’ commitment to parks and open spaces and secured perpetual funding to address park inequities identified by the County’s Parks and Recreation Needs Assessment. Los Angeles County in 2016.

Since the passage of Measure A, RPOSD has allocated $245 million in Measure A funds to cities and park development agencies to help fund new park space, create better access to existing parks, and improve park facilities.

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