South Gate parks to be improved

SOUTH GATE - Two South Gate parks will be spruced up with new landscaping, signage and other work after the L.A. County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday allocated $640,000 in "specified excess funds" for the projects.The funds will be allocated to the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority and redirected in the form of grants to Amigos De Los Rios, a non-profit organization that works to create recreation areas along the Los Angeles and San Gabriel rivers. The two parks selected for rehabilitation work, Hollydale Park and Circle Park, both run parallel to the Los Angeles River. Hollydale Park is set to receive an interpretive trail and bioswale, which is a landscape element designed to remove silt and pollution from surface runoff water. Decomposed granite surfacing will be installed, along with native plant landscaping and new signage. The existing restroom will be rehabilitated, and new partitions and fixtures will be added to meet Americans with Disabilities Act requirements. Circle Park, located on Garfield Avenue behind the Los Amigos Country Club, will also receive an interpretive trail and bioswale. A modular restroom building will be installed, along with granite surfacing, landscaping and signage. Both parks will also receive drainage improvements.

********** Published: February 03, 2011 - Volume 9 - Issue 42