30-Day Call for Park Landscaping Improvements and Beautification Projects is Now "Live"

Published : Wednesday, November 9, 2016 | 6:52 AM

The City of Pasadena has launched a new Landscape Beautification Program which now formalizes the process by which Pasadena residents can actually request fresh landscaping in city parks and other public properties that they think should see some improvement.

City Director of Public Works Ara Maloyan said the program was endorsed by the Recreation and Parks Commission on November 1, and the program is now “live.”

Landscape beautification projects are aimed at improving the aesthetics of public parks, medians and other landscaped areas maintained by the Public Works Department. Typically, the projects would include irrigation modifications or installations, new plant material, and the use of mulch or decomposed granite, and site furnishings such as benches or boulders.

Within a 30-day period or until December 3, Pasadena residents can make their beautification requests by filling out a Landscape Beautification Request Form, downloadable from the Public Works Parks and Natural Resources Division webpage, and submitting these via email, through lbp@cityofpasadena.net.

Some of the required information include the project location including district, project description including dimension and square footage, and whether requestor could extend some funding, contribute materials and volunteer effort. The proposal should also state what city resources are being requested.

 The division will then evaluate the requests, based on a set of criteria that emphasizes safety and their impact on city resources, before submitting to the Commission.

For any questions and additional information about the program, call Jason Vega, Program Coordinator, at (626) 744-7358 or visit www.cityofpasadena.net/publicworks/parks_natural_resources-division.

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