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Knabe Park Pool to Get Lighting Ahead of Longer Pool Season 150 150 Hayley Munguia

Knabe Park Pool to Get Lighting Ahead of Longer Pool Season

Hahn has extended County pool season from ten weeks to six months

Cerritos, CA – Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn is announcing that the public pool at Don Knabe Regional Park in Cerritos will be getting extensive lighting installed in coming weeks. This is part of Supervisor Hahn’s work to extend the pool season through the end of October.

“We all know that the warm weather doesn’t end in August and our pool season shouldn’t either,” said Supervisor Hahn. “I am keeping our County pools, including the pool at Knabe Park, open through October and we are installing new lighting so people can swim in the evenings.”

The Don Knabe Community Regional Park Pool Lighting Remodel Project will include installation of underwater lighting, upgrade of existing deck lighting, security lighting and emergency lighting. Construction will start March 4th and will be completed before the pool opens in May.

The LA County Department of Parks and Recreation manages 30 pools countywide with 25 of them previously open just ten weeks out of the year under the standard pool season which ran from June 15 to August 21st.

After speaking to constituents who were disappointed pools closed so early, Hahn pushed to extend the ten-week pool season to a six-month pool season. This year, County pools will be open from May through the end of October and the Department of Parks and Recreation has hired and trained additional lifeguards to keep the pools staffed.

Hahn Office Funds $1.2 Million Upgrade to Artesia’s AJ Padelford Park 150 150 Hayley Munguia

Hahn Office Funds $1.2 Million Upgrade to Artesia’s AJ Padelford Park

Photo Credit: Bryan Chan

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.

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