PALMDALE — Maintenance crews are cleaning up Palmdale after Tropical Storm Hilary’s record-setting rainfall, including 5.83 inches at Anaverde Park, 5.13 inches at Quinones Park, 4.38 inches at Desert Sands Park and 4.79 inches at Pelona Vista Park, city officials said.
Sam Yellen Park and Amargosa Creek Trail experienced heavy erosion and will remain closed until further notice, while Desert Sands and Foothill Parks are expected to open in time for the weekend, city officials said in a news release.
All athletic fields are closed until at least Thursday, Aug. 24. Residents are asked not to trespass if gates are closed or caution tape is in place. Although the fields are closed, most Palmdale parks are open for play and recreation in non-field areas, including Domenic Massari, Palmdale Oasis, Joshua Hills, William J. McAdam, Pelona Vista, Anaverde, Rancho Vista, and Marie Kerr.
City officials said 10th Street East, north of Avenue P, will remain closed until further notice. As maintenance teams continue to clear debris and mud from roads and streets, residents can help by keeping vehicles off impacted roadways and safely away from crews as they work. Maintenance issues can be reported by calling 661-267-5338 or online at www.cityofpalmdaleca.gov/report, and selecting the “Maintenance Issues” button.
[Information via news release from the city of Palmdale.]