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Plans For New South Coast Park Get Financial Boost From State

A fundraising campaign to build a long sought new community park on the South Coast has received a financial boost from the state.

The California Department of Housing and Community Development awarded $230,000 to the City of Ventura’s Kellogg Park project.

The planned 2.5 acre park will provide playground areas, walking paths, open space and other facilities for Ventura’s Westside.

$2.2 million of the $4.3 million dollars needed for the project on Ventura Avenue at Kellogg Street has now been raised, with a community fundraising campaign underway. Plans call for the park’s construction to begin this fall, with completion around the end of 2017.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.