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By Melanie Hicken, melanie.hicken@latimes.com | November 23, 2010
CITY HALL — Glendale parks officials are seeking artists interested in incorporating their work into a new look at Maple Park. In June, city officials heralded the Maple Park renovations, which they called a "critical component" of the city's park system because of its location in a south Glendale neighborhood with many high-density housing units. The face-lift to the park's 13,000-square-foot community building will include modernizing the second-floor gym and adding handicap-accessible bathrooms and an elevator.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | August 1, 2013
As Celena Reynoso's three children climbed up and slid down play equipment at Maple Park on Tuesday, she described her dream list of changes to the green space her family visits almost every day. There could be a bigger children's play area, she said, adding that her 8-, 7- and 3-year-olds love to play on the slides. And it would be nice to have a barrier between the playground and the rest of the park, where dozens of seniors play chess, cards and backgammon daily. Reynoso's dream list may become a reality as the city plans to make an estimated $1.2 million worth of improvements to the roughly 3.9-acre park in one of the city's densest South Glendale neighborhoods.
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By Tania Chatila | August 7, 2006
GLENDALE - Plans to renovate and revamp the much-used Maple Park are at last starting to move forward. The City Council will consider an agreement with Pasadena-based Flewelling and Moody Architects to prepare master plans for the Maple Park revitalization project. The proposed project calls for a major overhaul of the park's community center, construction of a new recreation and gymnasium facility, increased parking, construction of a water feature and a new bathroom building, city officials said.
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July 21, 2004
BRUCE CAMPBELL Glendale's Maple Film Festival kicked off July 8 with an enthusiastic crowd feasting on free hot dogs and popcorn while watching "Miracle," the movie about the U.S. hockey team's triumph in the 1980 Olympics. Three Rotary clubs from Glendale are co-sponsoring the summer family film festival, along with additional sponsorship from Toyota of Glendale, DreamWorks and Glendale Water and Power. Next up on the list of free movies is "Grease," which will be shown at 8 p.m. Wednesday.
NEWS
November 19, 2004
Assembly Majority Leader Dario Frommer will announce today a $3 million grant to help give Maple Park a face-lift. The state will award $130 million for 63 projects under Frommer's Urban Parks Act of 2001, including funds to help pay for a proposed $4.5 million overhaul at Maple Park. The plan, approved by the City Council in December 2003, will renovate the park's community center, including an enhanced senior room, a kitchen, a meeting room, a game room, a social hall, a computer lab and an arts-and-crafts school.
NEWS
December 16, 2003
Josh Kleinbaum While her two daughters used a bicycle rack as a jungle gym Monday afternoon, Kareena McClean looked around Maple Park, watching the groups of men huddled around tables, playing cards, backgammon and chess, and the money changing hands. "I've seen fighting," said McClean, who lives near Maple Park but usually takes her kids to Palmer Park, even though it's farther away. "But I think that goes along with the gambling." That afternoon, the McClean children -- Chloe, 5, and Ashley, 3 -- were the only children in Maple Park, which has become a popular hangout for older Armenian Americans.
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By Robert S. Hong | June 11, 2007
CITY HALL — With $3 million in state funds on the way and another $1.4 million in city offers, some big changes are on the way for Maple Park. The City Council will vote Tuesday whether to use $3 million from the State Urban Park Act of 2004 for the city's Maple Park revitalization, allowing officials to move on to the next phase of the project — community outreach. "We've been looking at revitalizing the park for a number of years," said Brittney Billoti, city Community Services administrator.
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December 6, 1999
MONDAY 6 a.m. - Community Calendar 7 a.m. - Weaver's Dog House 8 a.m. - Glendale Fire: On Call 11 a.m. - Community Calendar 1 p.m. - Glendale Fire: On Call 2 p.m. - Community Calendar 5 p.m. - Weaver's Dog House 6 p.m. - City Hall in Your Neighborhood: Maple Park 7 p.m. - Holiday Tree Lighting, Perkin's Plaza, City Hall 8 p.m. - Weaver's Dog House 9 p.m. - Glendale Fire: On Call 10 p.m. -...
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August 3, 2002
Gary Moskowitz Penny Carnivals Week will offer a variety of games and activities to Glendale families next week, beginning Tuesday at Maple Park. The annual event is sponsored by Parks, Recreation and Community Services and will take place at three locations over a three-day period. Families are invited to attend events Tuesday at Maple Park, Wednesday at Palmer Park and Thursday at Montrose Park. All events go from 1:30 to 5 p.m. and are open to the public.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | April 2, 2014
About $1.5 million was appropriated for projects at two of the city's oldest parks this week by the City Council. The council approved spending about $1.2 million on a variety of improvements to Palmer Park, including new barbeques, playgrounds, basketball courts and bike racks, as well as about $298,000 to revamp tennis courts at Fremont Park. “I think it looks real good,” Councilman Frank Quintero said regarding the proposed design elements of Palmer Park. “Certainly, this park, just like Maple Park, is used constantly at different parts of the day.” Other council members concurred.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | October 9, 2013
Hoisting gold-colored shovels, Glendale politicos dug into the ground on Tuesday at the proposed Maryland Avenue Park, a project that's been on the horizon for nearly seven years. Once the home of a multi-unit building that could have become affordable housing or a parking lot for nearby Pacific BMW, the 3/4 -acre parcel was snapped up by the city in 2006 in order to build a mini-park in one of Glendale's densest neighborhoods. “The neighborhood has a critical lack of open space,” said Community Services and Parks Commissioner Rodney Khan at the groundbreaking in front of a pile of dirt.
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August 3, 2013
Glendale police arrested four suspects allegedly connected to two separate burglaries, at a church and a home, Friday night and early Saturday morning. After the first burglary around 9:30 p.m. Friday, police captured two people who fled from a northeast Glendale home, leaving a trail of jewelry behind, said Glendale Police Sgt. Javier Ruiz. Police caught the burglars after a helicopter and canine unit surrounded the targeted house at 1221 Ethel St. Four hours later, at about 1:38 a.m., police responded to another burglary, this time at a church.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | August 1, 2013
As Celena Reynoso's three children climbed up and slid down play equipment at Maple Park on Tuesday, she described her dream list of changes to the green space her family visits almost every day. There could be a bigger children's play area, she said, adding that her 8-, 7- and 3-year-olds love to play on the slides. And it would be nice to have a barrier between the playground and the rest of the park, where dozens of seniors play chess, cards and backgammon daily. Reynoso's dream list may become a reality as the city plans to make an estimated $1.2 million worth of improvements to the roughly 3.9-acre park in one of the city's densest South Glendale neighborhoods.
NEWS
April 12, 2013
Kudos to City Council member Laura Friedman for her April 2 City Council meeting input critical of Parks and Recreation's lack of designs for Maple Park exercise facilities that exercisers over the age of 50 can beneficially use. I am north of that age myself and, despite the sardonic, “macho-men” snickers of other council members of various ages who challenged Friedman about what she, herself, could do if she '“really tried,” I believe she...
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By Gretchen Meier, gretchen.meier@latimes.com | June 27, 2011
Maple Park Recreation Center in Glendale finally opened its doors Saturday morning, sporting a renovated gym, new meeting and classrooms and even an air conditioner. After a year of work, the badly needed repairs are complete. “It was really old, leaking all over the place. There was damage from the water seepage from the roof, no air conditioning, and the plumbing was shot,” said city project manager Adrine Golnazarian. “This was sorely needed, and the public is going to really appreciate having nice cool rooms and plenty of bathrooms.” Around two dozen children and teenagers from the local neighborhood were eager to get onto the basketball court on the second floor, and city officials could not cut the ribbons fast enough for them.
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By Melanie Hicken, melanie.hicken@latimes.com | November 23, 2010
CITY HALL — Glendale parks officials are seeking artists interested in incorporating their work into a new look at Maple Park. In June, city officials heralded the Maple Park renovations, which they called a "critical component" of the city's park system because of its location in a south Glendale neighborhood with many high-density housing units. The face-lift to the park's 13,000-square-foot community building will include modernizing the second-floor gym and adding handicap-accessible bathrooms and an elevator.
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By Melanie Hicken | June 4, 2010
SOUTH GLENDALE — Lomita Avenue resident Margarita Yeroomian was a regular at Maple Park, and so when signs went up announcing an overhaul, the anticipation was palatable. On Thursday, Yeroomian brought her 2-year-old granddaughter Sofia to play at the park when she saw community leaders and city officials gathering to celebrate the groundbreaking of $3.5 million in renovations, featuring an overhaul of the community building. Yeroomian said many of the park's regular visitors had read signs notifying them of the project and were eagerly awaiting the upgrades.
NEWS
December 3, 2009
Residents looking to ring in the holiday season are in luck this weekend when a slew of holiday events take place throughout the city. ?If you?d like to get into the holiday spirit, this weekend is your opportunity,? Development Services Director Philip Lanzafame said at Tuesday?s Redevelopment Agency meeting. From Adams Square to Montrose, business districts and other locations throughout the city will be hosting a range of holiday festivities. City officials urged residents to frequent one or more of the events.
NEWS
November 23, 2009
The City Council on Tuesday will consider approving plans and specifications for the $4.75-million Maple Park Revitalization Project and opening the bidding process for construction. The project includes full renovation of the existing 13,000-square-foot community building, and an approximate 5,400-square-foot building addition, according to a city report. The expansion will provide larger rooms and an expanded computer lab. Of the $4.75-million in project funding, $3 million is from the state, while $1.75 million comes from the city’s general fund, according to a city report.
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