Garden Grove

$6M for Woodbury Park rehab

ARTIST’S RENDERING of Woodbury Park upgrades (City of GG).

The City of Garden Grove was awarded a $6,000,000 grant from the California Department of Parks and Recreation to help fund the revitalization and expansion of Woodbury Park, located at 13800 Rosita Place.

“With the City’s current financial constraints and an understanding of the community’s important needs and desires for their neighborhood park, the City worked tirelessly to obtain this crucial state funding that will help bring the Woodbury Park ‘wish list’ closer to reality,” said Garden Grove Mayor Steve Jones.

Included in the remodel of the 3.3-acre park is the installation of a new walking trail; outdoor fitness equipment; recreational swimming pool; two playground areas; picnic shelters; a skate spot; basketball courts; lighting; restrooms; and parking lot.

“Once completed, Woodbury will have all the qualities of a modern-day park with state-of-the art equipment that will meet the needs of the community for many generations,” said Community Services Director John Montanchez.

To incorporate ideas from the surrounding community, the City’s Community Services Department hosted several multi-lingual community meetings, from 2019 to 2020. In addition, through the collaboration of the Garden Grove Unified School District, parents and students in the surrounding area were involved in the plan development.

The multimillion-dollar award comes from California’s Proposition 68 Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Program (SPP), which helps create new parks and recreation opportunities in underserved communities.

For more information, contact the Community Services Department at (714) 741-5200.

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  1. Exciting news! 💃🌱🌳 ⚽️ 🏀 🏊‍♂️ So glad that Woodbury has evolved and now has interest from neighboring Garden Grove next generation residents in its revival. It used to be a known gang turf area and you didn’t dare go there other than weekend days with lotta people around, and never after dark. Back in the day. Hope lights and security cameras were budgeted in to keep it honest. Kids need parks! Not criminals and don’t want homes camp out in the open folks. Keep drugs, druggie and drug dealers out of parks. Go Woodbury! The only city park in park poor 6. Grateful that the County kept Twin Lakes aka Haster Basin! Otherwise … oy.

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