Poway Awarded $200K for Park Improvements

The California Department of Housing and Community Services named Poway as one of 33 jurisdictions to receive a housing-related parks grant

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The city of Poway will receive $200,850 for improvements to be made at Community Park, the California Department of Housing and Community Development announced Wednesday.

Poway is one of 33 jurisdictions to be awarded grant money under the Department’s Housing-Related Parks Program. The program provides grants from Prop 1C funds and is specifically designed to benefit jurisdictions that assist in the development of affordable housing.

Poway qualified to receive the grant based on the city's support of Brighton Place, an affordable housing rental complex in the Old Poway Park area that opened about five months ago.

The grant money will used to make various improvements to Poway Community Park this fall, including playground resurfacing, pedestrian bridge improvements, drainage enhancements, ball field renovations and senior center upgrades.

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