The City of Glendora’s Recreation Department presented more details on slated renovations for South Hills Park, including a new walking trail, off-leash dog park and playground expansion.
The renovations are a result of extensive public feedback in a community survey, which listed improvements at South Hills – one of the city’s premier hiking destinations – as a high priority.
Recreations Director Lashawn Butler outlined the proposed renovations to the city council Tuesday. The plans included a 1,300 square foot walking trail surrounding the entire park, which would lead into the existing network of trails.
Butler said the walking trail would “make our trails a little more visible for the community.”
Another feature includes a 17,000 square foot off-leash dog park, with fenced-in areas for larger and smaller dogs. Butler said the dog area would be similar in size to Claremont’s Pooch Park.
The city also has plans to expand the park’s playground area, including a 2,400 square foot playground for children ages 2 to 12 years old. The park would also include outdoor musical instruments that can be utilized not just by children, but special needs individuals as well, said Butler.
“We do have group homes and adult care facilities that use the park that have adults and youth with mental handicaps,” said Butler. “We thought this would be a unique opportunity and well used and appreciated by them.”
Improved bathroom facilities and a shaded canopy area are also included in the park proposal.