By Brittany Hanson/Garden Grove Journal
The Stanton Central Park is in the final planning stages before going to design. The plan overview was reviewed by Stanton’s city council and staff at Tuesday’s city council meeting.
It will be at least six months until everything is in place to allow anything further than design, engineering and research.
The park, which will be located on Western Avenue will be the largest park in Stanton at 11.5 acres.
“We’re looking at green streets and low impact design,” said David Volz, head of David Volz Design, which is the designer for the project.
Groundbreaking is still a ways off, though; there is a lot of paperwork still ahead.
“Three months for planning the actual design, then approvals . . . that usually takes a few months. We’re looking at about six months until we start to get moving,” said Volz.
The big argument for the evening was that a basketball court, which was requested by some members of the public, was not included in the most current design.
“It’s something that can be used by everybody and it’s really a good way to keep kids out of mischief. We would strongly urge you to reconsider,” said Nancy Heightman, a Stanton parks and recreation commissioner.
After discussion with Volz, locations for one, possibly two, basketball courts were postulated for the upper left corner of the park and the city council voted to approve the overall design.
The park will have tennis courts, a skateboard park, multiple picnic areas with barbecue pits, soccer fields, a bandstand area, a baseball field, a water play feature a jogging path and stationary workout equipment in two locations in the park.
Currently the budget for the park is at $7.5 million and the city officials are hopeful for a grant that should cover some of the costs as well as supplement additional development.