Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) sent a letter to the California Department of Parks and Recreation in support of Charles White Park's application for the Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Program grant, a new grant program created to support park and community revitalization projects in critically underserved communities throughout California.
In the Fiscal Year 2009 Omnibus Appropriations bill, Rep. Schiff secured $190,000 for the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation to conduct a feasibility study to determine what improvements should be made to the park to better serve local residents. The completed feasibility report recommended five new recreation opportunities for community residents, including a group picnic area, water splash pad, basketball court, walking path and a series of exercise stations.
"The new improvements and the work undertaken by the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation in preparation for this project make Charles White Park a strong applicant for the grant as it meets several of the critical grant requirements," Rep. Schiff said. "The five new recreational opportunities will substantially improve existing park space and the project will also beautify and increase the safety of the park."
"I urge you to strongly consider Charles White Park's application for the Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Program grant," Rep. Schiff's letter said. "It will transform the park and improve recreational opportunities for local residents in a critically undeserved community in the state, and it will create a sense of community as it serves a social gathering point."