Cedillo Celebrates Lincoln Park Pool Groundbreaking

Cedillo Celebrates Lincoln Park Pool Groundbreaking

November 7, 2018

Cedillo Celebrates Lincoln Park Pool Groundbreaking
Reactivates a pool that has been closed for 20 years at Lincoln Park

Los Angeles—Councilmember Cedillo continues to improve public parks in Council District 1 with the reactivation of the Lincoln Park Pool. Cedillo’s office pulled together an intergovernmental effort between the Federal, County and City offices to make this project possible. The total funding cost for this project is approximately $10,534,098 (Federal Land and Water Conservation Fund =$1,927,798, Federal Community Development Block Grant 40th Program Year Funds=$2,870,348, LA County Prop A Funds=$600,000, LA City Capital Improvement Expenditure Program General Fund=$2,207,495, Municipal Improvements Corporation of Los Angeles 2014-2015 Budget Funds=$1,800,000, City Prop K (Fiscal Year 15-16) Competitive Grant Funds=$888,221, Local Quimby Funds=$240,236). The pool is scheduled to open in 18 months.

“It took a partnership between Federal, County and City offices to make today’s groundbreaking of the Lincoln Park Pool and Bathhouse a reality,’ stated Councilmember Gil Cedillo. “I represent a very diverse district. It is important that every community have equal opportunities and resources. I am pleased to be able to provide the families in Lincoln Heights with their very own pool, which will include a children’s splash pad,” concluded Councilmember Cedillo.

"Today we celebrate the groundbreaking of the Lincoln Park Pool. We're bringing nearly 2 million dollars in federal grants to ensure construction moves forward to provide children and families a safe place to swim and play," stated Congressmember Xavier Becerra.

“Through the Park Needs Assessment we completed, we confirmed that the Lincoln Heights community is a “very high need” area. That means it needs more recreational opportunities, more trails, parks and more swimming pools,” said Chair of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Hilda L. Solis. “Nonetheless, I am happy to have partnered with Councilman Cedillo and with my former colleague Xavier Becerra to restore this beautiful community pool where our youth, families, and adults can come together and enjoy the park. Projects like these are not easy to finance, but I am glad to have our City and County leaders working together to support our communities.”

The improvements include demolishing existing swimming pool and bathhouse, constructing a new 9,000 sq. ft. swimming pool, with upgraded pump system, decorative pool decking, perimeter wall fencing, children water play features, landscaping, and irrigation. The new pool will provide youth and adult swimming classes, as well as water play and recreational swimming.

Councilmember Gil Cedillo currently represents the 1st Council District, which includes all or parts of the neighborhoods of Glassell Park, Cypress Park, Highland Park, Mt. Washington, Solano Canyon, Sycamore Grove, Elysian Park, Echo Park, Westlake, Angelino Heights, Temple Beaudry, Lafayette Park, Chinatown, Forgotten Edge, Lincoln Heights, Montecito Heights, Pico Union, Adams-Normandie, University Park, Mid Cities and Mac Arthur Park.


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