February 2017
Mt. San Antonio from Rancho Cucamonga: photo by Amanda Walker
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Los Amigos Park - Coming This Spring

Made possible through community support!

A $3.9 million park grant awarded to the City in 2011 is taking shape. The funds allowed City staff, architects from RJM Design Group (RJM), and residents from the local neighborhood to design Los Amigos Park, scheduled to open in spring 2017.

The grant, part of Proposition 84, is administered through the Grants and Local Services division of the State Department of Parks and Recreation. One of the critical components in obtaining funding was selecting a site in a community that was underserved, and could be developed with sustainable features. Through a series of community meetings, plans formed to turn an approximately 3.5 acre vacant parcel on Madrone Avenue, just north of 9th Street, into a park with an emphasis on sustainability and reducing long-term maintenance costs.

Staff worked closely with RJM to refine the Conceptual Plan and site amenities. Some unique elements of Los Amigos Park are the raccoon and coyote water misters that will give residents a cool respite on hot days. There will also be a dedicated outdoor fitness equipment area, thanks to a contribution from IEHP. Custom pedestrian bridges will help visitors cross over one of the many bioswales without disturbing the nature below. There will be plenty of opportunities for outdoor fun on the full basketball court and small skate spot designed to be a place to learn fundamental skills.

The heartbeat of the surrounding community is in every part of the park. Fourth and fifth grade students at Los Amigos Elementary crafted friendship-themed artwork for tiles that will be incorporated into art pieces that will be displayed on two stone walls that were part of the park's original structures. We encourage you to visit the City website and view the artwork created by our local kids. For more information on all of Rancho Cucamonga's parks, please visit www.CityofRC.us/cityhall/cs/parks/default.asp.