A piece of land that once started as a sump for stormwater celebrated its grand reopening last Tuesday when city officials rededicated La Paz Parkette in North Redondo Beach.
"I'm happy that we can finally have this unveiling," said Councilman Pat Aust, who served as mayor pro tem at the dedication ceremony in the absence of Mayor Mike Gin. "It's more than what we talked about."
The renovations to La Paz Parkette—named for Redondo Beach's sister city in Baja California—include new play equipment and surfacing, new fencing and gate, a new park monument sign, a new concrete walkway, new landscaping and repairs to the back wall, according to a news release from the city.
"These improvements have transformed the parkette into a wonderful recreational space where neighbors can meet and mingle, play, picnic or simply relax and enjoy a small slice of the outdoors," said Recreation, Transit and Community Services Director Joe Hoefgen in a statement.
The repairs and upgrades cost $99,000; $50,000 came from $150,000 in Proposition A grant funds from Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe for parks in Redondo Beach. The balance of the funding came from the city's capital improvement funds.
La Paz Parkette is located at 1916 Morgan Lane in North Redondo Beach.