Supervisor Barger Announces $1.6 Million in Grants to Enhance Open Space and Parks in 5th District

Posted on: 07/12/2017 00:00

LOS ANGELES COUNTY — Supervisor Kathryn Barger is pleased to announce the approval of more than $1.5 million in grants for various park improvement and open space acquisition projects that will promote healthy outdoor activities in the Fifth Supervisorial District.

On a unanimous vote, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors authorized the allocation of $1.59 million in Fifth District excess funds to the Department of Parks and Recreation, the City of La Verne and the Mountains Recreation & Conservation Authority. The money will be allocated in the form of grants and originates from Proposition A funds through the Los Angeles County Regional Park and Open Space District.

The largest allocation of funding, $1.3 million, will be used by the Mountains Recreation & Conservation Authority to acquire more than 400 acres in the vicinity of Lake Hughes to secure open space, as well as protect plant and animal habitat. 712 acres were previously acquired by the County during Phase 1 of this project.

Also approved was $150,000 to the City of La Verne to fund the proposed La Verne Wilderness Area General Improvements Project, which calls for general improvements to the loop trail at the La Verne Wilderness Area. The total estimated project cost is $1.1 million, and this $150,000 grant will be used to supplement the $500,000 granted to the city by the county for this project on Oct. 18, 2016. The city will raise additional funds to supplement the rest of the remaining $450,000 cost for this project.

The Board also allocated $90,000 in grant money to be used towards the paving and striping of the parking area of the San Dimas Trailhead; and $50,000 to refurbish existing park amenities at Loma Alta Park in Altadena.



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