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Pocket Park Near Lamanda Park Branch Library To Open to The Public on Nov. 10

Published on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 | 6:41 am

The pocket park built within the grounds of the Lamanda Park Branch of the Pasadena Public Library will open to the public this Nov. 10, according to Hayden Melbourn, Capital Project Manager at the Public Works Department.

The construction of the pocket park, which will be called Lamanda Park Library Pocket Park started last July 5. 

“We’re having a grand opening for that (Lamanda Park Library Pocket Park) on Nov. 10th. So you’re all welcome to come to that,” Melbourn told commissioners during the meeting of the Recreation and Parks Commission on Tuesday, Nov.1. 

Lamanda Park Library Pocket Park is an approximately 13,000 square foot pocket park with a play structure and sliders with rubberized surface for 2-5 year old children.

The project involves the construction of a shade structure, park benches, picnic area with three tables, new trash enclosure, a 8-foot safety fencing along south perimeter and a 3-foot safety fence between the playground and the Morningside St. 

During the meeting, Melbourn also announced that two projects currently under construction will open to the public on Memorial Day next year. 

The first project is the Washington Park Community Center, a new 1,500 square foot community house which includes a multi-purpose space, a small kitchenette, a staff office, a family restroom and a 1000-square foot outdoor learning space. 

The second one to open on Memorial Day is the newly renovated pool and pool building at Robinson Park. Since July 5, construction at the site is ongoing to replace the pool, the pool deck and the pool equipment at the park. 

The existing pool building is also being renovated to improve entry/exit sequence, update locker rooms and exterior finishes. Family restrooms and deck showers are also being added to the pool building, according to the report of the Public Works Department.

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