Corona residents have another outdoor place to enjoy — Griffin Park is renovated and open again.
The city hosted a reopening celebration Saturday, Aug. 28, that included refreshments for people and their dogs.
Griffin Park, built in the early 1990s, is near Corona Hills Plaza, off McKinley Street. Space and a tot lot was added in 2000, city spokesperson Cindy Solis said, but the park closed amid budget cutbacks in 2008. Since then, she said, neighbors have asked for it to reopen.
Construction began in December, after years of community meetings, planning and delays caused by a lack of money and the coronavirus pandemic. Rehabilitating the park cost $481,596 from the city’s capital improvement project budget, a news release states.
It features two new dog parks: a large and small one, in addition to a lit pathway with scenic views, Solis said. The park, at 2804 Griffin Way, is open from dawn to dusk.