After various improvements, local community members can look forward to Palmer Park’s grand re-opening to celebrate the New Year. The Glendale City Council and the Community Services & Parks Department are pleased to invite community members to the Grand Re-Opening Ceremony of Palmer Park this Saturday, January 14th at 10:30 AM. The formal program will begin at 11:00 AM with light refreshments, activities, and of course a chance to try out the park’s new amenities.
The Palmer Park Site Improvements Project started back in 2011 in order to upgrade the park’s aging playground equipment and make the park safer for the community to enjoy. It involved extensive community outreach and was comprised of 11 meetings, focus groups, and design workshops. The project was funded by a combination of Community Development Block Grant funds, State Housing-Related Park funds, and Development Impact Fee funds.
New park entry design and replacement of fence and gate along Palmer Drive
Improved landscaping and irrigation system
Water-wise and native plant palette for sustainability
New and additional energy-efficient security lighting
Improved police patrol drive path
Fully renovated and expanded ADA-compatible restroom building
Enhanced picnic area with new cooking stations with sinks and barbeques
New toddler play area
New shade structure over playgrounds
Six new pieces of outdoor fitness equipment along the walking path
One full and one half basketball courts
Expanded wading pool with sloped beach access for ADA compatibility
Bench seating and picnic tables in pool area
Skate amenity with “street” skate elements
Additional new site furnishings such as benches, drinking fountains, and bike-racks
Improved community garden
The formal program will begin at 11:00 am and will be followed by activities for guests. Community Services & Parks staff will be on hand to play a game of S.K.A.T.E at the new skating element, with the winner being awarded a prize. Kids will also be able to enjoy the new wading pool and fun activities offered by Community Services & Parks staff. The Glendale Rocks! Climbing Wall will also make an appearance to offer a thrilling experience for the whole family.
Palmer Park is located at 610 E. Palmer Avenue.
In case of inclement weather, the event will be cancelled.
For more information on Palmer Park and the opening ceremonies, please call the City of Glendale’s Community Services & Parks Department at (818) 548-2000.
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