This week, Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn attended the meeting of the Artesia City Council and formally announced that her office would provide $1.2 million to the city for needed upgrades to AJ Padelford Park.
“This $1.2 million will fund upgrades to AJ Padelford Park’s main building, replace the old computers for the youth program, refurbish the roof of the teen center, fund the construction of new outdoor restrooms, and pay for the installation of more lighting in the park to improve safety for residents walking through the park in the evening,” said Supervisor Janice Hahn. “Our parks, no matter how small, are some of the most important assets in our neighborhoods. I know that this project was a priority for the City of Artesia, and I am so grateful that we can help make it happen.”
The upgrades are vitally needed at the park. The main building roof has multiple leaks which have caused damage to the building, the park currently has no public restrooms, and the computers in the teen center are over 15 years old.
“I would like to extend my sincere appreciation to Supervisor Hahn and her dedicated staff for their unwavering advocacy on behalf of the City Council, City Staff, and the residents of the City of Artesia,” said Councilmember Monica Monalo. “Their successful efforts in securing these funds will greatly improve our City parks and enhance the quality of life for our residents and those visiting our wonderful parks.”
AJ Padelford Park is a 1.9-acre park located at 11870 169th St. in Artesia. The $1.2 million in funding from Supervisor Hahn’s office comes from discretionary Community Program funds.