Extensive plan aims to transform Pasadena's parks
Monday, October 12, 2020
Armed with a recently approved master plan for its parks, the city of Pasadena has a blueprint to implement system-wide improvements that include adding three pavilions, eight playgrounds, a dozen soccer fields, a splash pad and more than 15 miles of paved and unpaved trails.
Also included in the plan are adding 30 drinking fountains or water bottle-filling stations, more nature-based recreation elements, 38 picnic tables and three exercise stations.
Goal to add 300,000 trees
City Council recently approved the Healthy Parks Plan 2020, which is the result of more than a year of study and community engagement. The full document also sets goals for park signage to be “improved, standardized and translated into Spanish” at all the city’s 44 parks and establishes an objective to plant 300,000 more trees in Pasadena by 2030, with parks identified as a priority site for those plantings.