News Release

Community Invited to Unveiling of New Park Designs

Designs for Temple City’s new Primrose Park will be presented at a public meeting on July 8; community members encouraged to weigh in. 

TEMPLE CITY, CA (June 29, 2019)—The City will present design concepts for Temple City’s newest and third park, Primrose Park, at a public meeting held the evening of July 8.

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.

During the July 8 meeting, which will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the City Hall Community Room, community members are encouraged to weigh in on potential designs for the park, the first in the city’s history to be built using public input.

“This meeting will allow us to continue to solicit the public’s opinion on designs for our new park, including their thoughts on specific design details and other elements,” said Temple City Mayor Nanette Fish. “While Primrose Park may be small in size, we believe there’s plenty of room to design a space that’s both useful to and reflective of the Temple City community.”

Designs for the park will be presented by members of David Volz Design, the City’s contracted landscape architectural firm.

The designs were created using ideas put forth at two meetings at the site of the future park, both held June 1, as well as those submitted to an information booth at the City’s June 19 summer concert at Temple City Park. The range of suggestions for park amenities included a Zen garden, splash zone, plots for community gardens and play structures, Fish said.

Input gathered at the upcoming meeting will be used to create a final park design, which will be completed by July 30.

The City will then use this final design 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 throughout California. If the City receives state funding, construction of the new park could begin as early spring 2020.

For more information, contact Parks & Recreation Manager Steve Lawson at (626) 285-2171, ext. 4530, or slawson@templecity.us.

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