City leaders Marti Emerald, the councilwoman for District 9, and Mayor Bob Filner met at Teralta Park in City Heights yesterday morning to start off work on making the park walkers and bicyclists find as they travel along Central Avenue near the I-15 a safe place for families in the diverse Latino community to relax, and enjoy the open space., Workers will repair ten lights to improve the safety.
A representative from the City Heights Community Development Corporation was on hand during the gathering done to show the public how investments in a well lit and peaceful park will pay off.
Bench installations will build a ring of seating around the grass, playground equipment, and walkways in the park. Parkgoers were deprived of the improvements during the recession years nothing was done.
During revitalization work, the face of the park will get tidied up by new decorative signs, and landscape trimming. Locals are depending on the park improvements to enrich the quiet part of local living done in the heart of City Heights. Revitalization work planned for the many old streets off the main drives and the I-15 in the mid-city community years ago is now carrying through during the recovery year Mayor Filner promised to make neighborhood revitalization a top focus in his plans.
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