Muir High Receives $1Million State Grant for Sports Field Improvement

Published : Wednesday, July 2, 2014 | 11:26 PM

The state has granted Muir High School a $1 million fund to improve the campus’s existing south sports field for both school and community use.

The grant, which was originally awarded to the city to construct a sports field at Hahamongna Watershed Park, was requested by the Department of Public Works to be reallocated to the Muir sports field to cover the majority of the $1.5 million proposed improvement project.

Pasadena received a notice from the California State Parks Office on June 18, indicating that the city’s request to change the location and scope of the $1 million grant had been approved.

The city and the Pasadena Unified School District on the same day executed a City/District Joint Use Agreement for the construction and use of the Muir sports field.

Public Works Director Siobhan Foster said in a statement that the $1.5 million proposed project will include the relocation of an existing softball field and the use of the increased space to accommodate a full-size soccer field.

The proposed project will also cover new sports lightning for evening use; a new restroom building; site furnishings such as soccer goals, bleachers, benches, drinking fountains and trash receptacles; and landscape improvements such as additional shade trees and other plantings.

The suggested full-size soccer and softball fields will be for school sport programs as well as evening and weekend community use.

The Department of Public Works is currently preparing the construction documents for the project, which is tentatively set to begin construction in January and be completed in April 2015.

For more information, contact Parks and Landscape Project Manager Loren Pluth at (626) 744-7329 or visit http://lpluth@cityofpasadena.net.

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