Cerritos Regional Park to Receive Renovation Overhaul

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has approved a contract that will provide significant improvements and renovations at Cerritos Regional Park, Supervisor Don Knabe announced today.

The project which is scheduled to begin on July 24, 2006, has been split into two phases. Phase I will include the following major refurbishments: renovation of 35 acres of turf, cobblestone treatment on two deteriorated slopes, waterproofing of selected exterior gymnasium walls, creation of new parking, installation of new park lighting, and the relocation of trees. Phase II includes the construction of an ADA accessible restroom, additional park lighting, and other park improvements.

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works will oversee the project which has a total budget of $12,077,000. Public Works will be working with Los Angeles Engineering, Inc., the firm that was awarded the construction contract, to carry out the project, and the department’s estimated date of completion is June 18, 2007.

This project is about making a reinvestment in our community, said Supervisor Knabe. These park improvements will not only increase the quality of life for the residents of Cerritos, but also the residents of the surrounding communities that utilize this park.

The project will be phased to limit the impact on park use, and the park will remain open during construction. Although park space will be reduced, current County services and projects at the park will not be negatively impacted.