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Supervisor Allocates $30K to LCF Park

Resident Liz Blackwelder has long championed the pocket park, having donated $35,000 of her own money toward the $136,000 project.

A county supervisor allocated $30,000 today to La Canada Flintridge to help pay for a long-awaited pocket park at the end of a hiking trail.

Supervisor Michael Antonovich offered the funds, available under the Safe Neighborhood Parks Proposition.

Dubbed the Ultimate Destination Point Project, the rest area at the end of a local .62-mile hiking trail on the upper slopes of Cherry Canyon was championed by Liz Blackwelder.

Blackwelder, a founding member of the La Canada Flintridge Trails Council, has been a dedicated trail advocate for more than 40 years and donated $35,000 of her own money to the project, according to Antonovich.

Located adjacent to 1247 Flintridge Ave., the area has a 360-degree view of the San Gabriel Mountains, Cherry Canyon and La Canada Flintridge.

With a total cost of $136,000, it is planned to include a shady rest area for hikers, bicyclists and horseback riders with native oak trees, a water fountain for trail users and a water bubbler for horses.

David Spence February 06, 2013 at 05:41 PM
This is great news from our Supervisor. I have been lobbying him for several months to considering our Cherry Canyon project . He has great respect for Liz Blackwelder and wanted to honor her for her long and tireless work to preserve Cherry Canyon and open space in our City. Dave Spence, council member
Donna Evans (Editor) February 07, 2013 at 09:29 AM
I'm excited to see what it will look like, Dave! It sounds beautiful!

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