News Release

Temple City Seeks Public's Input on New Park Design

Public is encouraged to attend a June 1 planning meeting, with additional opportunities to follow

TEMPLE CITY, CA (May 15, 2019)—Temple City’s stable of parks will soon grow from two to three with the addition of a new pocket park on Primrose Avenue. For the first time in the city’s history, the community is invited to weigh in on the park’s design, beginning with a meeting at its future home on Saturday, June 1.

The Primrose Park project will provide a half-acre of green space on the 5900 block of Primrose Avenue, just north of Las Tunas Drive. The space joins the city’s existing Temple City and Live Oak parks, both designed and built by Los Angeles County prior to Temple City’s incorporation in 1960.

The addition of Primrose Park will provide a much-needed boost to Temple City’s amount of park space, which currently falls at slightly more than a quarter-acre per 1,000 residents—far below California’s statewide goal of 3 acres per 1,000 residents.

To ensure the new space reflects the vibrancy of the Temple City community, residents are encouraged to channel their inner landscape architects by helping to design the park and identify critical amenities, such as playground equipment, picnic shelters and more. Residents will also play a starring role in determining a theme for the park, with their input first collected during the June 1 meeting, held on site from 10:30 a.m. to noon.  

In addition to the park space, the project includes the redesign of an adjacent 60-stall public parking lot. The lot, whose design will serve as a visual extension of the park, will continue to provide downtown parking while also offering repurposed stalls that can be used as flexible options for community gatherings.

The park design process is scheduled for completion by July 30. The City will use the final design concept in its application for up to $2 million in competitive grant funds under the Statewide Park Program, a voter-approved bond measure that funds new parks and recreation opportunities in critically underserved communities. If the City receives state funding, construction of the new park could begin as early as spring 2020. 

Additional opportunities to provide input on the park’s design and amenities are scheduled throughout July. For a complete schedule, visit templecity.us/primrosepark. For more information, contact Parks & Recreation Manager Steve Lawson at (626) 285-2171, ext. 4530, or slawson@templecity.us.

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