Park to get added water features

LOS ANGELES - County supervisors this week approved a $1.2 million project that will add water features to Stephen Sorensen County Park in Lake Los Angeles, located east of Palmdale.When complete, the park will boast a 3,400 square foot "splash pad," featuring 15 interactive water features for children to enjoy. Plans also call for an overhead canopy for shade. After unanimous approval by the county's board of supervisors, the project will be put out to bid. Construction is expected to begin in April and finish by July. Officials said the water features comply with the county's "strategic plan goals" to invest in public infrastructure by enhancing recreational opportunities for county residents. Construction is estimated to cost $750,000, plus an additional $450,000 for consultant services, plan checks, etc. After the splash pad is complete, the county will pay an additional $5,000 for new signage, plus an ongoing $46,000 for recreation and maintenance staff, and supplies.

********** Published: February 24, 2011 - Volume 9 - Issue 45