San Leandro Secures Nearly $1.4 Million for Parks Renovations
The City of San Leandro has been awarded $1.38 million dollars in new state grant funding that will be used to revitalize parks and recreational facilities. City plans to invest the funds by replacing the outdated playground equipment at two of its community parks: Siempre Verde Park and Thrasher Park, as well as to create a new science-based interactive art exhibit, in partnership with the Exploratorium, in the heart of Downtown San Leandro at Joaquin Plaza.
The grant was awarded by the State Department of Housing and Community Development through its Housing-Related Parks Program. The Parks Program is an innovative incentive program that rewards local governments that approve the development of affordable housing for lower-income households with grant funds to create or renovate community parks and recreation facilities.
For more information about the Housing-Related Parks Program, please visit: http://www.hcd.ca.gov/hpd/hrpp/