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Lancaster awarded state park grant


Through Water Conservation Fund

The City of Lancaster has been selected as one of 16 grantees to be awarded funds through the California State Parks Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grant program to develop a new neighborhood park. Lancaster received more than $2.4 million for this project, which will contribute to much-needed recreational green space to the city’s west side. 

The highly competitive grant program provides funding to California cities, counties, and other eligible districts and state agencies to create outdoor recreational resources. Lancaster was among the applicants who were chosen to receive funds of the $35.6 million available for this application cycle. The award requires a 50 percent match, so additional funding will be sought through other grants.

The neighborhood park will be constructed in the area adjacent to the new southbound freeway ramp on Avenue J and 22nd Street West. The new site is planned to feature a shaded playground, a pedestrian trail with lighting and benches, a shaded picnic area, exercise equipment, a drought-tolerant demonstration garden, open space, landscaping, and a perimeter fence. 

This project reflects the city's dedication to creating enjoyable outdoor spaces for its residents. The new park on Avenue J and 22nd Street West will serve as a valuable space that will foster community and well-being.