Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe joined local officials and residents to celebrate the groundbreaking of two new community centers in Hacienda Heights and Rowland Heights.
The new community center at Pathfinder Community Regional Park in Rowland Heights will include a 19,500 square foot multi-purpose area, tennis and basketball courts, and splash pad, as well as a computer room. The new 21,000 square foot Hacienda Heights Community and Recreation Center, located at 1234 Valencia Avenue, will include performance areas, walking trails, fitness stations and picnic tables.
“Each of the new community centers was designed with input from the public and are a fine example of how local partnerships can meet the needs of our residents,” said Supervisor Knabe. “I’m proud that even in tough economic times, we have funding for important projects that impact residents’ everyday lives. These new community centers will boost the overall quality-of-life for residents in the area and provide them with an outstanding place where they can experience a cultural event, exercise, access a computer – there will be something for everyone!”
The total cost of the Rowland Heights Community Center is approximately $18 million and was made possible with funding from the office of Fourth District Supervisor Don Knabe. The total cost of the Hacienda Heights Community and Recreation Center is $21.2 million and will be funded by the Puente Hills Landfill-Community Benefit and Environmental Trust Funds, as well as 4th District Capital Project Construction Funds. Both community centers are slated to open to the public in late 2014.