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MIRALOMA PARK AND FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY SET FOR OCT. 24
ANAHEIM, CA – (October 18, 2013) Anaheim residents will soon have a new park and family resource center near central/east Anaheim for all to enjoy. A groundbreaking ceremony for the Miraloma Park and Family Resource Center will take place on Thursday, Oct. 24 at 4 p.m., and the community is invited to attend this special event. A resource fair will also be available with information offered through the various City departments.
The Miraloma Park and Family Resource Center, expected to open in fall 2014, is located at 2600 E. Miraloma Way, Anaheim, CA 92806.
The City of Anaheim is committed to offering services to support needs throughout the entire community. Park space is especially important as outdoor recreational space is vital to healthy living. In 2010, the City acquired land to build the Miraloma Park and Family Resource Center. This project will include the renovation of an existing 4,300 square foot warehouse building into a neighborhood community center. The surrounding land will include a perimeter loop trail, a skate plaza, and outdoor classroom area, picnic facilities, an interactive water feature, drought tolerant landscape, and a playground.
The approximate two acre park was designed with input from local residents through a series of meetings and community outreach. All the details and amenities, even the colors of the Resource Center, were chosen by the residents. The residents said what they wanted in their local park, and the City is delivering those results.
Anaheim’s extensive community meeting process was so successful that the granting agency – the California Department of Parks and Recreation, Grants Division – invited City staff speak to the Agency on the City’s success in working with residents in planning the park space.
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ABOUT ANAHEIM –The City of Anaheim, founded in 1857, is one of the nation’s premier municipalities and is one of California’s most populous cities. Anaheim covers 50 square miles with more than 346,000 residents and more than 2,900 City employees. The municipal corporation’s annual budget is $1.6 billion. Anaheim supports a thriving business community with companies such as Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc., L-3 Communications, Pacific Sunwear, and Disneyland Resort. Successful sports franchises call Anaheim home, including Angels Baseball, Anaheim Ducks, the U.S. Men’s National Volleyball Team, and the 2012 Olympic Games Silver Medal winning U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team. Anaheim also boasts world-class meeting and entertainment venues with the Anaheim Convention Center, LEED-certified and the largest on the west coast, Honda Center, City National Grove of Anaheim, Anaheim GardenWalk, and Angel Stadium of Anaheim. In addition, Anaheim embraces its vibrant cultural arts community, including the world-renowned Anaheim Ballet. Annually, Anaheim welcomes millions of visitors to the city, truly making it where the world comes to live, work and play. For more information, please visit www.anaheim.net.