Long Beach, CA
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File #: 20-1042    Version: 1 Name: PRM - Approval of Discovery Trails for public recreation at DeForest Park D9
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 10/1/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/20/2020 Final action: 10/20/2020
Title: Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute all documents necessary for a new Right-of-Entry Permit to Camp Fire Angeles, a nonprofit 501c3, for the construction of Discovery Trails at DeForest Park, for a period of two years from September 1, 2020 through August 30, 2022, with the option to renew for one year; and, the approval of the Discovery Trails for public recreation, which meets a recreational need within the City. (District 9)
Sponsors: Parks, Recreation and Marine
Attachments: 1. 102020-R-14sr&att.pdf
TITLE
Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute all documents necessary for a new Right-of-Entry Permit to Camp Fire Angeles, a nonprofit 501c3, for the construction of Discovery Trails at DeForest Park, for a period of two years from September 1, 2020 through August 30, 2022, with the option to renew for one year; and, the approval of the Discovery Trails for public recreation, which meets a recreational need within the City. (District 9)

DISCUSSION
The DeForest Park Vision Plan (Vision Plan) was produced in partnership with Conservation Corps of Long Beach, Camp Fire Angeles (Camp Fire), the DeForest Park Neighborhood Association, and the Parks, Recreation and Marine Department (Department) and serves as a visionary document to guide potential future development of DeForest Park (Park). While the Vision Plan is a plan for future park investment, anticipated over a long-term horizon and implemented incrementally over time as resources allow, funding has been secured to begin early action projects n.

Camp Fire was awarded a $645,286 grant by the Port of Long Beach to build a series of Discovery Trails in the Park. The Discovery Trails are proposed to be located in the northern section of the Park, north of the existing Community Center building (Attachment A). Proposed trails link the north end of the Park with the walking path on the east side of the Park and the proposed nature trail and dry creek on the west side of the park. The trails will enhance park users’ experience and Camp Fire programming, providing an outdoor area that is an extension of programming already provided in partnership with the Department at the Park Community Center. The trails will remain open to the public during regular park hours but will be closed for use by Camp Fire for programming purposes during specific evening classes.

Along the Discovery Trail, strategically placed lighting, mileage markers, and additional native, drought-tolerant shade-providing...

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