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Santa Maria's Russell Park to undergo renovation

Posted at 3:20 PM, Jun 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-18 18:20:25-04

Russell Park in Santa Maria is expected to be the focus of a grant-funded rehabilitation project this summer.

The park will get a new playground, restrooms and walking path. It will also get upgrades to its landscaping, electrical and hardscape.

In a press release, the Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Department stated:

"Improvements to Russell Park are necessary to modernize facilities in the park and revitalize the surrounding neighborhood with a destination for all residents to enjoy."

The two-acre park renovation will be funded by state and federal funds.

$625,142 in federal funds were awarded to the city from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Community Development Block Grant program. $232,414 in state funds were awarded to the city through the Housing-Related Parks Program.

The project is expected to be complete in the fall.