DOWNEY – Although the walking trails at Apollo and Furman parks have been open for about two years, one thing has remained missing: lights.
That will change as the City Council on Tuesday night is expected to approve a $240,000 project to illuminate the trails.
To reduce costs, parts of the trails will be lighted using decorative light poles removed from Lakewood Boulevard. The blue poles will be repainted and converted to energy-efficient 30-watt LED fixtures, officials said.
The walking trails were completed in 2014 and 2015, but lighting is required under the terms of a grant the city of Downey received in 2013 from the County of Los Angeles Regional Park and Open Space District.
Light installation is expected to begin in September and should take about three months to complete.