The city’s Recreation and Parks Commission on Wednesday approved allocating more than $100,000 in development fees to help pay for improvements to parks and recreation centers in Highland Park, Lincoln Heights and Silver Lake. The projects include:
- Lincoln Heights Recreation Center: The commission allocated $50,000 in Quimby Funds, which are fees paid on certain types of residential development, to refurbish electrical and mechanical systems and replace the roof of a senior center.
- Ramona Hall Community Center: The commission approved spending $12,000 in Quimby Funds to improve the electrical and mechanical systems for Ramona Hall, which hosts community meetings, after-school programs and other activities next in Highland Park.
- Silver Lake Recreation Center: The commission approved an additional $50,000 in Quimby Funds to pay for permanent shade structures, fencing, retaining walls and a new irrigation system near the basketball court. The commission had previously allocated $150,000 for this project.