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Guadalupe raising money to renovate city park, community center

Leroy Park
Posted at 4:21 PM, Jan 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-27 19:21:40-05

The city of Guadalupe is raising money to renovate Leroy Park and Community Center.

To pay for the project, the city says it used $4.1 million of a $4.5 million grant it received in 2018 from the state's Housing and Community Development department. Last year, the city also received an additional $900,000 to pay for the project.

However, construction costs increased in the three years between when the application for the project was submitted and the first day of construction. As a result, the city no longer has enough funding.

While the first phase of the project is funded, the city is raising money to fund phase 2 which costs more than $1.5 million.

Elements the city is hoping to fund:

  • Front field & picnic area
  • Front east picnic area
  • Phase 2 site improvements
  • Playground area
  • Adult exercise area
  • Rear field & earthen amphitheater
  • West parking improvement
  • Multi-use addition

Ways to donate:

  • Memorial trees: $300
  • Memorial benches: $1,100
  • Donation bricks: $500
  • Naming rights (various amounts)