The turf at the Village Green Park in downtown Garden Grove is going to get a bit of a break this year.
On the agenda for Tuesday’s meeting of the Garden Grove City Council is an item amending the agreement between the city and the Korean Festival Foundation.
Within the agreement is a change of venue from the Village Green at Main and Euclid streets back to its usual location in a shopping center parking lot in the Korean shopping district along Garden Grove Boulevard.
The three-day event, scheduled this year for Oct. 12-14, will return to what’s termed the “Garden Square” lot after one year on the grass in Village Green. The agreement calls for the festival sponsors to pay Garden Grove $20,000 for police support and to pay for other direct costs incurred.
The Village Green has become a popular location for festivals. In 2011, it hosted not only the Strawberry Festival, but also the Korean Festival and Arab American Festival. The Arab American event is set for Sept. 28-30.
Garden Square was the original name of one of Garden Grove’s first shopping centers, located on the south side of Garden Grove Boulevard, west of Magnolia Street. In the Seventies it gradually became occupied by shops catering to the city’s growing Korean population.
Also on the agenda for Tuesday night’s meeting is the awarding of a contract worth $1.5 million to Nobest, Inc., for the installation of medians on Lampson Avenue, between Valley View and Knott streets.