San Jacinto city council looks to expand Salle Park with state grants

This new San Jacinto City Seal idea created by resident Edie Gaviria is shown on a video screen and receives city council approval Tuesday, Aug. 10, at the council meeting. Tony Ault photo
San Jacinto City Council approved applying for a $1.6 million California statewide park development grant that would expand the city’s Salle Park with a community-sought splash pad, multipurpose sports field, restrooms and other amenities. The Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Program is a competitive grant offered what the state considers “disadvantaged” communities and is offering $650 million to the qualified cities to build better parks for its citizens. Rene Yarnall, San Jacinto community development manager, made a presentation to the council Tuesday, Aug. 20, explaining that her department conducted three community workshops since May to see what the residents might like to see at Salle Park, 180 Idyllwild Drive. The residents who attended said they
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