PALMDALE – A renovation project to improve the recreation fields at Pelona Vista Park is more than halfway through completion, Palmdale city officials announced Tuesday.
“We’re very pleased with the progress so far,” said Communications Manager John Mlynar. “We’re all looking forward to having fresh new playing surfaces in a few months as Pelona Vista is one of our most highly used facilities in the city.”
“A side benefit to the project is that we’ve been able to reduce the amount of water used on the grounds by 26.2 percent in June and 38.8 percent in July,” Mlynar said. “We’re just focusing on the new turf and we’ve cut back watering in other areas of the park.”
Groups who were using the fields for games and practices are using other park sites during the renovation.
The scope of the project has included turf removal, re-grading, adding moisture retention soil and amendments, irrigation replacement with water saving technology, and a new grass blend appropriate for the climate and play activity. The project also includes general facility upgrades such as stairwell and walking trail improvements, installation of split rail fencing to improve the cross-country trail and improvement to the irrigation backflow, flow sensor and master valve.
The contractor for the project is Rich Meier’s Landscaping, which was awarded the contract at the April 1 Palmdale City Council meeting. The project began in April.
The renovation will cost $400,000 and is being funded through the Excess Fund – Cities Grant Program by Los Angeles County Regional Park & Open Space District.
For more information, call 661-267-5611.