Garden Grove

Trees coming to bike/walk path?

IT’S NOT very green now, but there’s an agreement before the Garden Grove City Council Tuesday night to add 363 trees and irrigation (OC Tribune photo).

It’s been a long time since the old Pacific Electric right-of-way’s path has been anything more than a dusty diagonal scar across Garden Grove.

But there’s now a newly-opened bike and pedestrian path named in honor of the three Garden Grove residents awarded the Medal of Honor for military valor.

If the city council agrees at its Tuesday meeting, a contract worth $510,966.60 will be awarded to Kato Landscape, Inc. for landscaping and irrigation of the path that runs from Nelson Street to Brookhurst Street.

Under the contract, 363 trees would be planted along its length with work planned to begin on Sept. 8 and completion two months later.

Also on the agenda there is an item on consideration of an implicit bias awareness training module for city council members, along with city commissioners and civilian city employees. Police officers would be exempted because they already have similar training.

The meeting will be held via teleconference, starting at 6:30 p.m.

 

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  1. Since all gyms are closed due to the pandemic, I am very happy that City of Garden Grove has opened this walk and bike path. It’s safe, clean, and temporarily bare but I prefer it more than walking on Brookhurst/Chapman/Magnolia/Lampson.
    I wish everyone respects the posted rules to keep the path environment clean and vibrant, so we all can enjoy our exercise. I wish some pet owners clean up their dogs’ messes instead of walking away and hope these messes will disintegrate in the dirt. I wish, after current graffiti are removed, I won’t see any more on the wall. I wish there’re more trees and flower blooming plants along the way. I can’t wait to see the change that Kato Landscape will bring.
    The basketball court, mini park, benches, bike racks are great.
    Again, thank you! This project definitely keep citizens of GG, young and old, active and inactive, to get out of the house and participate more in healthy and sociable activities.

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