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BUENA PARK STEPS IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

Walk, Run, or Bike Along the New Walking Path

Post Date:12/04/2017 2:53 PM

Buena Park, Calif. - Take a step - or a few - in the right direction on Buena Park’s new walking path, officially opening with a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, December 12, at 10 a.m. at the corner of Holder Street and Thelma Ave.

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The mile-long pathway starts at the intersection of Knott Avenue and Thelma Avenue and runs through the center of Buena Park (along the Southern California Edison Right of Way) where it connects with an existing pathway at Valley View Street.  Join the City Council at the opening ribbon cutting and enjoy a light stroll and refreshments.

The walking pathway includes a 12-foot-wide concrete path and an 8-foot-wide decomposed granite path, ideal for walking, running, biking and so much more! The wide, flat, handicapped-accessible surface accommodates everyone regardless of age or physical ability. The City Council is excited for the many outdoor opportunities and benefits this pathway brings to the community.

“The pathway project is a step in the right direction for safety and healthy living,” said Dr. Elizabeth Swift, Buena Park Mayor. “It provides a safe route to school for children and their families, and it will encourage people to be outdoors and enjoy the benefits of a more active lifestyle in our community.”

This is Phase 1 as the City's future plans include expanding the pathway eastward adding amenities as funding becomes available. The $1.26 million walking pathway project was made possible by funding from the City’s Park-in-Lieu Fund, a grant from the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC) and a grant from St. Jude Hospital.

Parking for the ribbon cutting is available in the surrounding residential area. For more information, please call (714) 562-3550. 

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