Central Park - "Building our Dreams"

 


Think back to your childhood to your favorite local park; the games you played, the friends you met, the memories that were created. Winter 2004, Central Park will be that place for Rancho Cucamonga families.

Located on the Northwest corner of Base Line and Milliken, the first phase of Central Park officially started construction October, 2003.

The initial project will include a 57,000 sq. ft. Senior/Community Center and approximately 15 acres of open space parkland located on the southeast corner of the 100 acre center park side. Phase I follows the architectural guidelines established in the 1987 Master Plan which was approved by the Task Force Commission and Council.

Through the efforts of Senator Jim Brulte, Congressman David Dreier, the City has received State and Federal funding along with a significant private donation from the Lewis Family to make this project possible.

The funding received includes:

  • $11.1 million - State Proposition 40 bond funds for parks
  • $1.5 million - 2000 California Park Bond Act funds
  • Nearly $1 million - Federal Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds specifically for the Senior Center
  • $1 million - Community Development Block Grants ($1 million)

The beautiful Central Park Center will include adjacent facilities of a 30,000 sq. ft. Senior Center and 27,000 sq. ft. Community Center. Additional Community Services classes, programs and events will be offered at Central Park for all ages. The facilities at Central Park will also enable the Playschool program to be expanded to accommodate this popular programs ever present wait list for our growing Rancho Cucamonga community.

The City of Rancho Cucamonga has also entered into a partnership with the West End YMCA who will be creating and implementing teen programs at the Central Park facility. The West End YMCA develops programs for a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.

The close proximity of these two significant community centers will provide for enhanced facilities, services and programs to serve all of our City residents.

We look forward to our community enjoying Central Park for generations to come!