ALFRED MADRID MIDDLE SCHOOL

We are Stewards of the Emerald Necklace Green Way

3300 Gilman Road, El Monte, CA 91732

Madrid Middle School Park location before Park

Alfred Madrid Middle School

“the Bones”

BEFOREFor years, the Mountain View School District and the roughly 850 students attending Alfred Madrid Middle School in El Monte called the area just past their back steps “the Bones.” It was, literally, a dump – a no-mans land between the school and an old metal factory littered with abandoned sofas, TVs, mattresses and other household trash. It was not the kind of place that invited exploration, much less physical exercise or a game of tag.

New completed Madrid Middle School Nature and Exercise Trail

Community Involvement

Community-based park design incorporates ideas from residents, city officials, and other stakeholders, building support and excitement for the project.

Future site of Madrid Middle School Exercise Trail

Ariel view and design concept of the Madrid Middle School Exercise Trail

Madrid Middle School’s PE teachers and eighth-grade students provided park amenity ideas; their goal – physical fitness; training stations are located throughout the park for circuit type exercises and walking trails to keep visitors moving while enjoying the green space.

Getting the park site ready – Students participated in removing invasive plants and with the help of the California Conservation Corps, and Los Angeles Conservation Corps removed 124 tons of trash and debris from the site. From the photographs, you can see the change the park brought to the area, once a trash-laden lot – now a beautiful safe place for children and families to play.

From blight to bright

AFTER – From blight to bright, the reinvented Madrid Middle School Execise Trail is now the kind of place we all want our children to experience. Getting the park site ready – Students participated in removing invasive plants and with the help of the California Conservation Corps, and Los Angeles Conservation Corps removed 124 tons of trash and debris from the site. 

From the photographs, you can see the change the park brought to the area, once a trash-laden lot – now a beautiful safe place for children and families to play.

Mature trees and a special touch added by AMIGOS – murals on adjacent buildings to the Madrid Middle School Exercise Trail

Madrid Middle School Exercise Equip-wo

Students using the Push-Up Station on the Exercise Trail

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