Last month, demolition crews took on the task to tear down the old Pico Park Community Center to make way for enhancements to Pico Park.
The building had been utilized as the Parks and Recreation Department’s central storage after the new Pico Park Community Center opened in 1996. City Officials decided that the building was no longer an asset to the City and the space could be better utilized by City residents.
The new space will now create opportunities for the construction of a rubberized jogging track and exercise stations. Other planned amenities include a shade structure, picnic tables, and barbeque grills. Funding for this project is made available through a $200,000 grant awarded to the City from the Land and Water Conservation Fund, a federal program administered by the National Park Service.