MacArthur Park to Undergo $553,000 Renovation

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Long Beach’s MacArthur Park will undergo a $553,000 renovation after receiving a grant from the California Department of Housing and Community Development Housing-Related Parks (HRP), city officials said Friday.

Renovations to the park, which sits at the corner of E. Anaheim St. and N. Warren St. in Cambodia Town, will include bringing it into compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, as well as playground safety standards, said city spokesman Edward Kamlan in a statement. It will also address ongoing maintenance efforts and enhance community recreational opportunities.

Councilmember Dee Andrews, who represents the 6th District, said in a statement that the grant will allow for the replacement of the playground, installing fitness zone equipment and the rehabilitation of grounds and facilities at the park.

The city is currently working to secure a grant contract, and then will go through the design phase, said city spokeswoman Jane Grobaty. She said the city hopes to begin construction in February 2016 and have it completed in August 2016.

“Every time we improve a park we improve our city,” said Mayor Robert Garcia in a statement. “Renovating MacArthur Park will bring new life to the community and provide better opportunities for everybody to enjoy our wonderful parks.”

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