February 2018
Mt. San Antonio from Rancho Cucamonga: photo by Amanda Walker
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City Recognized for Latest Park

Los Amigos Park celebrated for community engagement.

Los Amigos

The City of Rancho Cucamonga received the prestigious Helen Putnam Award for Excellence for the second year in a row at the recently held League of California Cities Conference for the City's community engagement efforts in developing Los Amigos Park.

Residents in southwest Rancho Cucamonga got together with staff at City-led community forums and workshops well before ground broke at the site to share their input about the recreational amenities they wished to see featured at their future neighborhood park. This collaboration led to the development of several popular features now in place at the finished park, including a skate spot, vineyard space, shaded adult exercise area, youth spray play area, centrally located children's playground, full-size basketball court, and open playfield area for drop-in sports.

Residents in southwest Rancho Cucamonga got together with staff at City-led community forums and workshops well before ground broke at the site to share their input about the recreational amenities they wished to see featured at their future neighborhood park. This collaboration led to the development of several popular features now in place at the finished park, including a skate spot, vineyard space, shaded adult exercise area, youth spray play area, centrally located children's playground, full-size basketball court, and open playfield area for drop-in sports.

Local fourth and fifth grade students from Los Amigos Elementary School also helped beautify the park by participating in the community tile art project. Their creations are on permanent display at the southeast corner of the park. Park naming exercises also allowed community members to help personalize the space.

Los Amigos Park, located at 8625 Madrone Avenue, officially opened in April 2017, drawing large crowds of local families for an afternoon of refreshments, crafts, and activities. The park has played host to the City's popular and family-friendly Summer Movies in the Park Series ever since. Casual park-goers, residents, and visitors alike, are welcome to drop in at Los Amigos Park, or any of Rancho Cucamonga's 30 parks, daily between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.