Gloria Molina Announces Makeovers for Two South Gate Parks Along Los Angeles River

Circle Park and Hollydale Regional Park to Receive $640,000 in Upgrades

LOS ANGELES (February 1, 2011)—Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina announced today that the county will partner with Amigos de lo Rios on two Los Angeles River park projects in the City of South Gate.

“Southeast Los Angeles families live in one of the most densely populated regions of Los Angeles County, so we must create parks and open space whenever possible,” Molina said. “In this spirit, we’ve brought river projects to Bell, Bell Gardens, Cudahy, and Maywood—and now, we’re giving makeovers to two more South Gate parks.”

At today’s meeting of the Board of Supervisors, Molina and her colleagues approved two $320,000 Prop. A allocations for improvements at Circle Park and Hollydale Regional Park. Both projects will be brought from the drawing board to reality by the non-profit environmentalist group Amigos de los Rios—which has worked with Molina on Los Angeles River, San Gabriel River, and Rio Hondo projects since voters passed Prop. A back in 1996.

Enhancements to both Circle Park and Hollydale Regional Park will include development of a nature trail, native plant landscaping, granite surfacing, interpretive signage, modular restrooms, and drainage improvements. Work is expected to begin in this Summer and the improvements should be open to the public by next Spring.


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