Councilmember Johnson Invites Residents to Groundbreaking Ceremony for Baker Park
2011-10-05 · By Editor
The Office of 7th District City Councilmember James Johnson and the Departments of Parks, Recreation & Marine and Public Works invite the public to a groundbreaking ceremony for Baker Park on Tuesday, October 11, at 10:30 am. Baker Park is located at 625 Baker St., near Golden Avenue.
“Baker Park is the latest jewel in the City’s park system,” Mayor Bob Foster said. “Baker Park is an investment in the community, and will be a source or pride and enjoyment in a neighborhood that has extremely limited access to open space.”
The new 1.25-acre park is funded with $500,000 from the Los Angeles County Park District, $100,000 from Long Beach Container Terminal Inc. and park impact fees. The construction will take approximately six months.
“The western parts of our city are desperately in need for open space in order to provide families and neighborhoods places to exercise and enjoy each other’s company in an outdoor setting,” said Councilmember Johnson. “This land, which the city has owned for many years, has long been promised as a park and I’m proud to deliver on that promise. This new park, which utilizes grant funding, will provide an outdoor space with picnic tables and a playground for our kids. I will continue to explore ways to provide open spaces for our kids to play and to improve our neighborhoods.”
For more information, call Anna Mendiola, Park Development Officer, at 562.570.3165.