The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has announced that the City of Richmond will receive $1,710,829 for housing-related park improvements.
This is the third-largest allocation in the state, with only the City of Los Angeles and the City and County of San Francisco receiving more funding.
The funding from HCD’s Housing-Related Parks Program will go toward creating or improving parks in 64 cities and 31 counties across California. The program is funded through Proposition IC, the Housing and Emergency Shelter Trust Fund Act of 2006.
Among the local parks slated to undergo improvements are Unity, Southside, John F. Kennedy, Santa Fe, Boorman, Lucas and Nichol Parks. Upgrades will include numerous enhancements, including the installation of restrooms at John F. Kennedy, Southside and Lucas Parks; a makeover of the basketball court and installation of new play structure at Boorman Park; and improved walking paths, seating and play areas at Nichol Park.