Over $1.8 million in renovations and improvements at Rowland Heights County Park are now complete, Supervisor Don Knabe announced today. The extensive construction work included reproofing of the existing community building, resurfacing and repainting of the parking lot, replacement of drinking fountains and barbeque grills, additional security lighting and new sidewalks to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Additionally, area teens also participated in the renovation of the park through the County’s Youth Employment Plan. Participants were employed to plant shrubs around the parking lot and to remove old wooden bleachers. The final construction cost of the renovation project was $1,801,370. This amount represents a significant financial savings over the original $2,456,000 budgeted for the project.
This project is about making a reinvestment in our community, said Supervisor Knabe. These improvements will not only increase the usefulness of Rowland Park, but will also benefit the many residents of surrounding communities who utilize this park.