Three brand new soccer fields are planned for Lynwood City Park.
Last month, the Lynwood City Council approved $1.7 million from the Safe Clean Water Grant Fund for the planning and design of a stormwater project. It’s the beginning of a $14 million project that will result in the new natural turf soccer fields as well as other major improvements to the park. The City is working with the Los Angeles County Flood Control District, which approved the project.
“The new stormwater capture project is the first step to creating new soccer fields for our youth and adult players,” said Lynwood Mayor Jorge Casanova. “As an added bonus, we are also creating a system to capture stormwater, making this project environmentally friendly. It’s a win-win for all our residents.”
The City plans on-going maintenance on the 30-year-old fields, so that they are presentable for public use. This includes regular mowing, weed/pest abatement, seasonal field preparation and emergency repairs, as needed.
This is an exciting project and we’re looking forward to future a Messi, Ronaldo or Llanez (that’s you Lynwood’s own Ulysses Llanez, Jr.) playing on our fields!