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  • Desiderio Neighborhood Park


    Desiderio Neighborhood Park will be a new, 3.8-acre Neighborhood Park serving west Pasadena.  The park will be designed as a passive park intended for quiet use and small, informal gatherings.  Planned features include open turf meadow areas with substantial tree cover, walkways that loop around and through the park, security walkway lighting, a small play equipment area and site furnishings.  Additional considerations include native grasses and plantings consistent with the adjacent Lower Arroyo Seco, naturalistic play elements dispersed throughout the park, a small Picnic Ramada (family scale; 2 tables), street crossing across Arroyo Boulevard from Desiderio Park to Lower Arroyo trails (at Westminster Drive), and a small parking lot to accommodate approximately 10 cars.


    News:

    July 8, 2014 - The Recreation and Parks Commission will consider a revised design development plan at their July 8, 2014 meeting

    June 25, 2014 - A community meeting was held to gather suggestions and comments from neighbors and interested parties.


    Status:

    Design: Design Development
    CEQA:  Draft EIR prepared and circulated, currently preparing responses to comments
    Construction Documents:  Pending
    Construction:  Pending
     


    Funding:

    Funding: $1,560,000
    Residential Impact Fees:  $1,530,000
    Inclusionary Housing Trust Fund: $30,000
    Detailed informational regarding funding and funding sources may be found in the Park and Landscaping - Park Projects section of the Capital Improvement Program budget.


    Document and Links: 

    Environmental Review (CEQA) Documents

    Desiderio Park Community Presentation_2014-06-25 

     


    Contact:

    Loren Pluth, Project Manager for Parks and Landscape
    (626) 744-7329
    lpluth@cityofpasadena.net 

    Stephen Zurek, Landscape Architect
    (626) 744-3929
    szurek@cityofpasadena.net