The Desert Recreation District was presented with a $3 million check in Palm Desert Friday, representing grant funding for the North Shore Community Park project.
California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, a Los Angeles-area Democrat, Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia, D-Coachella, and Supervisor V. Manuel Perez handed the check, celebrating recently acquired grant money for the five-acre park, which was designed by residents, the Desert Recreation District and Los Angeles-based Kounkuey Design Initiative.
The park is the “first and only active greenspace in the community of North Shore,” according to Garcia’s office.
The project is funded through the Urban Greening Program, which is financed by Cap-and-Trade revenues.
Following the 10:30 a.m. presentation at Desert Recreation District’s Palm Desert Community Center, Rendon, Garcia and Perez held a roundtable discussion regarding the drought, water, parks, climate, coastal protection and outdoor access for All Act of 2018, Assembly Bill 18, which proposes issuing $4 billion in general obligation bonds for parks, water and flood-related projects.
According to Garcia’s office, 20 percent of the expenses are prioritized for disadvantaged communities, while $200 million is allocated toward Salton Sea restoration.
The measure will be put before voters in the June 2018 election.