CALEXICO — Calexico has received $8.5 million in grant funding from the state Department of Parks and Recreation 2020 Proposition 68 Statewide Park Grant Program, the maximum award amount according to city officials.
This award will construct a new multi-purpose gym,
outdoor basketball court with lights, a soccer field with lights, walking
trail, athletic track, picnic areas and seating, and a parking lot, with
lighting and landscaping throughout the park, a Feb. 25 press release from the
“This is wonderful news for the community of
Calexico. The City of Calexico has been working for a long time to develop
this project, learning today that the money got approved is great news. I want
to commend city staff that worked to make this happen, the improvement to Heber
Park will make our families and children very happy,” Mayor Bill Hodge stated
in the press release.
In 2018, California voters passed the California Drought,
Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access for All Act of
2018 (Proposition 68), which directed $254.9 million to state parks for
competitive grants to create new parks and enhance recreational opportunities
for all Californians, the state Department of Parks and Recreation stated in a
press release Feb. 25.