The Hesperia Recreation and Park District is applying for a Proposition 68 – Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Program grant in hopes of obtaining funds to develop currently undeveloped space at Lime Street Park for the community. The District will host series of community input meetings to gather feedback on recreational amenities the community would like to see added to Lime Street Park. Community input meetings will be held at the following locations on the following dates and times.
DATE, TIME, and LOCATION:
- Wednesday, July 10th at 2:30 pm Lime Street Community Center, 16292 Lime Street, Hesperia
- Thursday, July 11th at 6:00 pm Lime Street Community Center, 16292 Lime Street, Hesperia
- Friday, July 12th at 8:00 am Percy Bakker Center South Room, 9333 ‘E’ Avenue, Hesperia
- Sunday, July 14th at 4:00 pm Hesperia Civic Plaza Park, Park Booth, 15833 Smoke Tree, Hesperia
Under Proposition 68, the California Department of Parks and Recreation, Office of Grants and Local Services, is authorized to allocate more than $254 million of Statewide Park Program (SPP) competitive grant funding to create new parks and expand or renovate an existing park. The California Department of Parks and Recreation, Office of Grants and Local Services, will be making the award notifications of the SPP Grant in January 2020.
The District has already conducted one community input meeting at Mesa Grande Elementary School on May 28th where input was collected from students and staff. These events are expected to generate feedback from the community about which recreational amenities are important to them. This is a blank canvas for the community, so all ideas will be discussed and considered from the community.
“We invite the community to come out and help us plan the future expansion of Lime Street Park. Don’t miss the opportunity to share your ideas with us as we work together to Make Life Better in Hesperia,” “This is a competitive grant process of which community input is a factor, so help us out by attending one or all of the community input meetings and share your input. With the communities support and participation we can hopefully increase our chances of a successful Prop 68 grant application,” said Hesperia Recreation and Park District General Manager, Lindsay Woods.
Light refreshments will be available to all in attendance. Residents are strongly encouraged to come share their thoughts on the expansion of Lime Street Park and let their voices be heard. The District invites residents to visit their website at www.hesperiaparks.com and become familiar with the District’s programs, facilities and parks.