CHINO, CA (January 24, 2024) -- On Wednesday, January 24, Mayor Eunice Ulloa and the Chino City Council participated in the groundbreaking ceremony for Chino Rancho Park, the newest addition to the City of Chino’s park system.
Mayor Ulloa and the City Council were joined by local dignitaries, leaders, and City staff. At the ceremony, San Bernardino County Supervisor Curt Hagman presented a check for $1 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds that will go toward the park's construction.
Chino Rancho Park is scheduled for completion in Summer 2024.
“Our park system is the beating heart of Chino, and we strive to provide more opportunities for Chino families to play, exercise, and enjoy a day outside,” said Chino Mayor Eunice Ulloa. “With today’s groundbreaking of Chino Rancho Park, we are fulfilling a promise to bring a beautiful, inclusive, and state-of-the-art public park to the residents of Chino. I want to thank City staff for their hard work thus far, and I look forward to welcoming the community to this park very soon.”
Once completed, Chino Rancho Park will span 1.3 acres at the southeast corner of Central Avenue and Phillips Boulevard, providing an inviting entry point at the City’s northern border. Chino Rancho Park will feature two pickleball courts, an inclusive playground, outdoor fitness stations, walking trails, a picnic shelter, outdoor fitness equipment, a restroom, open space, a walking trail with benches, and drought-tolerant landscaping. The parking lot will consist of an entry monument for the City and park.
The Chino Rancho Park site was formerly the home of a water reservoir established over a century ago. The City purchased the site in 2016 and began the initial development phase to convert the site into the City’s newest park in 2019.
In addition to the $1 million injection from the County, funding for Chino Rancho Park comes from a generous grant of over $2.8 million from the State of California’s Department of Parks and Recreation Office of Grants and Local Services and $1.6 million from the City’s park fund.
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