The City of Ventura is proud to announce being awarded a $1.5 million dollar grant from the National Parks Service for the Kellogg Park project located at Ventura Avenue and Kellogg Street. The grant comes from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWFC). Established in 1963 by President Kennedy, the LWCF grant provides funding to cities, counties, eligible districts, and state agencies for acquisition and development projects to create outdoor recreational resources.
State Rep. Julia Brownley was pleased to get the grant from the National Parks Service who awarded $1,612,049 to the State for the entire project, which includes the cost of the state administrating the LWFC program ($112,904). The remaining $1.5 million for the construction of the new park will provide “much-needed community space” for west end residents, stated Rep. Julia Brownley, D-Westlake Village.
To date, the Kellogg Park project has raised – through grants, donations and community member pledges – $3.4 million of the $4.3 million dollars needed to completed the built.
“We are extremely pleased that this grant brings us that much closer to our goal of raising $4.3 million dollars to complete the Kellogg Park build. This is another example of the City working together with our partners to secure grant funding and provide space where families and children can play, relax and enjoy nature,” said Mayor Erik Nasarenko.
The proposed Kellogg Park Development Project will transform a currently vacant 2.4-acre lot into a green and vibrant nature park.