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Public discussion on Murrieta Park continues Thursday

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Public discussion on Murrieta Park continues Thursday

The second in a series of public discussions on the future of Joaquín Murrieta Park will be held Thursday as the city works on a master plan for the West Side park.

The meeting will take place at 5:30 p.m. at the El Rio Neighborhood Center Multipurpose Room, where Councilwoman Regina Romero, Parks and Recreation Director Fred Gray and a project consultant will oversee discussion and listen to ideas on the future of the park and surrounding community. 

This meeting is a follow up to the “Complete the Dreams” meeting in January, where the public was invited to comment on the park and neighboring El Rio Golf Course. 

While the debate on whether to close half of El Rio continues, the City Council has decided that Murrieta Park needs a master improvement plan, which will cost about $60,000 to develop, said Parks and Recreation spokeswoman Sierra Davenport. 

Romero will ask to have the improvement cost included in next year’s budget, Davenport said.

Results from surveys taken at the first meeting and online concerning park improvements will be provided to the public Thursday, as well as additional opportunities to discuss future needs for Joaquín Murrieta.

If you go

  • What: Joaquín Murrieta Park public meeting
  • When: 5:30 p.m. on Thursday
  • Where: El Rio Neighborhood Center, Multipurpose Room, 1390 W. Speedway

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