May 01, 2012
A dream is now a reality for children in Pico Rivera as their drawings were turned into a new playground today...Over their 15 year lifespan, these playgrounds will provide more than 2.6 million children and their families with an opportunity to spend quality time together...Rockblocks Zigzag slide, a Swing Set and a 360 Degree Spiral Slide.
About the City of Pico Rivera
Pico Rivera is a thriving community that offers opportunities to all who live, work and relax in the City. Situated on the eastern edge of the Los Angeles basin and the southern edge of the area known as the San Gabriel Valley, Pico Rivera is approximately 13 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles. Formed through the merging of two historic communities, Pico and Rivera, the City was officially incorporated in January 1958 as the 61st city in Los Angeles County. Originally an agricultural area, the community evolved into a residential and industrial area following the end of World War II. Currently, the local housing stock, seventy percent of which is owner-occupied, has been expanded in recent years with the addition of several newer housing developments. Within the City's nine square miles, more than 120 acres are devoted to recreational uses, including just under 100 acres of local parks. Within the past couple of years, the City has been committed to renovating the City's parks through a Parks Renovation project. The on-going Parks Renovation project is providing much-needed improvement and expansion of city parks and recreational facilities throughout the community.
Since its incorporation more than 50 years ago, the City has embraced progress while honoring its heritage. As the community looks forward to the next 50 years, several recent and pending projects will help ensure Pico Rivera continues to be a great place to live, work and play.
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