We are excited to pursue this grant opportunity. Our goal is to create a new park and a new “mini” Gym/Community Center at the corner of Tucker Road and Cherry Lane.
On behalf of TVRPD, I’m thrilled to unveil the Conceptual Design for the park grant project we’ve been working on since last summer. As you can see, this opportunity will hopefully bring a new park and community center to a much deserved area of Tehachapi. Grant funds are available through the Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Program.
From October 2020 – January 2021, TVRPD gathered and received input and engagement from the community by hosting numerous public meetings for desired recreational features and new program offerings. Located at the corner of Cherry Lane and Tucker Road, this 2.2-acre vacant lot will aim to bring a new park and community center to the area. The park will have a playground, open green space, multiple courtyards, and an elevated performance stage area. The recreation building will have a single high-school regulation sized basketball court with different painted lines to also be able to offer volleyball and pickleball. The building will also have a large community room space to house community classes, meetings, and other types of gatherings.
I’m honored to have been able to work on this application. Our town is so deserving. Grant awards are slated to be announced late Summer 2021 with an estimated project completion date of March 2025.
Corey Torres, MPA, District Manager
Since 1965, statewide grants administered by OGALS created and improved over 7,580 parks. We look forward to continuing this legacy with grantees to improve the quality of life for communities throughout California. Parks are unique places where children can play, families and friends bond, people exercise, seniors socialize, youth are mentored, cultures are celebrated, and everyone connects with nature.
For these reasons and more, vibrant parks funded by this program will create humane and healthier communities. Building successful parks in underserved communities is “a work of art.” SPP embraces meaningful engagement with local residents where park designs represent each community’s unique recreation needs and creativity.
SPP is the largest park related grant program in California’s history and possibly U.S. history, with over $1 billion in funding between the 2018 Prop. 68 and 2006 Prop. 84 Bond Acts.
To record the legacy of this program, ‘before and after’ site photos will be featured at parksforcalifornia.org. Thank you for your interest.