SANTA MARIA, Calif. - The California Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Program has announced the City of Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Department will be awarded $2,145,041 to improve Veterans Memorial Park.
The funding is part of the largest park-related grant program in California's history.
Santa Maria has the distinction of being the only project in Santa Barbara County to receive this funding which was generated by Proposition 68.
The Veterans Memorial Park Renovation will improve the venue by adding a new event plaza, playground, walking paths, exercise stations, art wall, basketball court, memorial garden, and new landscaping and lighting throughout the park.
The park will feature patriotic elements to honor veterans and inspire youth to consider military service.