Work will begin soon on a water-wise demonstration garden at Coronet Park following a ceremonial groundbreaking event on April 1. The water-wise garden, or “pocket park,” was awarded to the City in 2018 for its outstanding participation in the 7th annual Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation (National Challenge).
The pocket park will serve as an educational resource and reminder to residents that water-smart landscaping is achievable, sustainable, and beautiful with proper planning, drought-tolerant plants, and the right irrigation equipment.
“The City of Westminster is a shining example of community members coming together for a greater cause,” says MWDOC Board Vice President Bob McVicker, who represents the City in MWDOC’s Division Three. “We look forward to celebrating the city for their tireless efforts to educate community members about the value of water and protecting our most precious natural resource.”
“The City of Westminster called on their residents to make a collective pledge to save water and energy, and community members rose to the challenge,” said Steve Creech, President of the Wyland Foundation. “We look forward to celebrating with them on April 1.” In 2018, the City of Westminster alone collected over 9,500 pledges from residents committing to reduce the city’s water use by 38.2 million gallons of water over a year.
“We are experiencing drier and warmer weather conditions, and it is becoming even more critical to join together to save water,” said Westminster Mayor Tri Ta. “Everyone can be part of a long-term solution that ensures our children and grandchildren have a sustainable, thriving future.”
The groundbreaking celebration will take place at noon on April 1, 2022 at Coronet Park in the City of Westminster. The pocket park project is expected to be completed in May 2022. It’s located at 15252 Oakcliff Dr., southeast of Bolsa Avenue and Magnolia Street.