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Villa-Parke Garden Workday Oct. 12, 2013; Softball Field Improvements Announced

Villa-Parke Garden Workday Oct. 12, 2013; Softball Field Improvements Announced


 PASADENA, Calif.—Significant improvements are coming to the Villa-Parke Community Park, 363 E. Villa St., including a $153,000 renovation of the softball field and a community-led effort on Oct. 12, 2013 to enhance a sustainable family garden for fresh vegetables. 

 Little Green Fingers, an innovative non-profit organization dedicated to creating sustainable gardens, invites you to work alongside your friends and neighbors to renovate the garden space near the Villa-Parke Head Start playground area from 8:00 a.m. to Noon, Saturday, October 12, 2013. 

 Patricia Ferber, a ceramics instructor, will be there to work with children in the Community Center’s auditorium to construct wind chimes for use in the garden.  Breakfast and lunch will be served. 

 The project is funded by First 5 LA to provide healthy fruits and vegetables to young children and their families and is open to all ages.  The Pasadena Community Gardens Conservancy also has provided funding and coordination for the project.  For more details, contact Rozanne Adanto at (626) 744-6522 or by email to radanto@cityofpasadena.net. 

 Beginning in October, the City will be doing extensive improvement work on the Ville-Parke softball field to enhance the play surface and field areas, including removal and replacement of 40,000 square feet of existing turf; plus adding new soil, infield brick dust, player benches, backstop, dugout and an irrigation system.  The work reflects the City’s ongoing commitment to upgrading the maintenance of parkland and recreational facilities throughout Pasadena.   

 During this time, the public is asked to stay out of the fenced construction areas while work is being completed. The public will have access to the remaining amenities in the park during construction.  The renovation is expected to be finished by February 2014.   

 PK Construction, a Pasadena-based contractor, will complete the improvements under management by the Department of Public Works.  For information on the Department of Public Works, visit www.cityofpasdena.net/publicworks. 

 For information about the City of Pasadena, visit www.cityofpasadena.net or follow us on Twitter @PasadenaGov.  

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 9, 2013  #085-13 

NEWS MEDIA CONTACT: William H. Boyer, Pasadena Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office, (626) 744-4755, wboyer@cityofpasadena.net 


Posted: 10/9/2013 11:00:00 AM
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