Work Moves Forward on Lamanda Park Pocket Park, Budgeted for $300,000

Published : Tuesday, March 5, 2019 | 5:48 AM

The City of Pasadena’s Recreation and Parks Commission today will hear from Public Works Administrator Charles Peretz about the ongoing work at the Lamanda Park Library Pocket Park, at 140 S. Altadena Drive in Pasadena, one of the projects covered by Capital Improvement Program funding for fiscal year 2019 to 2023.

The Department of Public Works is expected to provide the updates at Commission’s meeting Tuesday, March 5, starting at 6 p.m. at the City Yards- Second Floor, at 233 West Mountain Street in Pasadena.

Peretz is expected to report on the results of various public meetings on three concept design plans that were submitted in order to develop a Final Concept Plan for the pocket park project.

Last October 2, Department of Public Works staff provided an update and received comments from the Recreation and Parks Commission that summarized the comments received from a community meeting in September 2018. A separate presentation was also made to the Library Commission in October 2018.

Staff had also taken comments from working sessions held with staff at the Lamanda Park Library, a report by the Public Works Department said.

In 2015, the Lamanda Park Branch Library grounds were suggested as a potential pocket park location, within an identified underserved area where the nearest neighborhood park is more than ½ mile away.

In 2016, the City Council designated the eastern portion of the grounds as a pocket park location and created a CIP project to cover funding, initially at $100,000. Funds for park planning were appropriated in 2017.

Design of the pocket park project is expected to be completed this year, the Public Works Department said.

Staff is recommending the appropriation of $300,000 for the project’s design and construction phase during the CIP process.

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