A ground-breaking ceremony for a new Los Alamitos park is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Monday, according to city staff.
The Coyote Creek Park project will turn a four-acre spot of land used to maintain a flood channel into a park for running, biking and jogging.
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Staffers say that the landscaping will be made up of native plants of “significant ecological value to the region.”
Located between Coyote Creek, Oak Middle School and the Royal Oak Mobile Home Park, the about 2,500-foot long tract of land is normally used by Southern California Edison and the Orange County Flood Control District.
According to city staff, the new park will be funded by a $1.44 million grant received from the Rivers and Mountains Conservancy in 2005.
"I am delighted that this project is becoming a reality after all these years," said Los Alamitos Mayor Troy Edgar in a written statement.
“The addition of four acres of park space in our city is exciting and needed, especially since passive recreation space is important to the residents who live in an urban environment. I look forward to seeing the community walking, running, biking and jogging through this soon-to-be renovated recreational area.
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