City of Calipatria receives $7 Million California Park Grant

Assemblymember Edward Garcia (fourth from left), representing the 56 District, presented a check for $7 million dollars to Mayor Javier Amezcua (third from left,) on Tuesday in Calipatria. Council members (left to right) Huston Hisel, Hector Cervantes, Maria Nava Froelich and Sylvia Chavez also attended the check presentation. BRYAN HELLIOS PHOTO

CALIPATRIA – The City of Calipatria’s Calipatria Community Center Park project received $7 million from the State of California’s Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Program (SPP). The SPP, funded by Prop 68, the largest park-related grant program in California’s history and possibly U.S. history. Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia authored the legislation (SB 5, 2017) that created Prop 68.

The project includes constructing a new community center, community garden, splash pad, picnic areas with gazebos, a playground/tot lot, and a parking lot with lighting, with landscaping and fencing throughout the park.

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