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City of San Gabriel Receives $4.6 Million Park Grant

Grant will fund San Gabriel’s first new parkland in more than a decade.

In one of the largest grant awards ever received by the City, San Gabriel has been awarded $4.6 million for the proposed Marshall Community Park project, a first-ever joint venture between the City and Garvey School District.

The City’s project, located at the corner of Jackson Avenue and Norwood Place, was one of only 62 selected from a pool of nearly 500 applications from throughout California.  The  Office of Grants and Local Services awarded $184 million for this first round of funding.

With an average grant amount of approximately $2.97 million, fewer than 25% of grants were awarded in the top range of $4.6 – 5 million. San Gabriel was one of the top 15 grant awards.

The Parks and Recreation Department submitted their proposal in March through the  Prop 84 Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Program of 2008 for the development of this joint-use space with the Garvey School District.

A series of community meetings were held to design the proposal, which will provide benefits for the community while improving the campus at Marshall Elementary School.  The park space will serve as the school playground during school hours. After school and on weekends the park will be open to the community for recreational activities and family gatherings.

The project includes a walking/jogging path, multi-purpose areas, a synthetic turf field, picnic shelters, restrooms and security lighting.

For more information on the proposed project, please contact the Parks and Recreation  Department at 626.308.2875.

Primary Contact: Rebecca Perez               Secondary Contact: Nancy Hogan

Director of Parks and Recreation             Assistant Parks and Recreation Director

(626) 308-2875                                               (626) 308-2875

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