Fontana Moving Forward with Building Central Park

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Fontana California

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 28, 2017

Plans to Build Central Park Moving Forward

Central Park Coming to Fontana


Fontana, Calif., The City of Fontana is moving forward with bringing a new park to the community. Earlier this year, the state awarded the city a $1 million dollar grant to help build Central City Park located behind the Cypress Center. City staff have now secured enough funds to start construction on the $13 million dollar project. Construction of the park is expected to begin in the summer of 2018. 

The California State Parks Office of Grants and Local Services awarded the City of Fontana a $1 million dollar grant that will be used to build the planned 12.7-acre sports facility. The park design will include three sports fields, two football fields with soccer overlay and one field dedicated for soccer. The park will be located between Cypress and Oleander Avenues and adjacent to the Cypress Community Center located at 8280 Cypress Avenue. The project will also include the construction of a new community garden and new horseshoe pits. "We are very excited to be moving forward with this project that will provide more opportunities for our children to participate in outdoor activities and also enhance the quality of life for residents in the community," states Director of Public Works Chuck Hays.

Central City Park will connect to the Pacific Electric Trail and incorporate walking paths, picnic shelters and leisure and social activities for residents in the adjacent areas. 

The park is scheduled to be complete in the summer of 2019. 

For more information contact Dan West, Parks and Landscape Manager at (909) 350-6518 or dwest@fontana.org.




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