Jan 5 2024
Washington Park Community House and Restroom – Project Completion and Ribbon Cutting

Washington Park Community House and Restroom -Project Completion and Ribbon
Cutting:
On January 13, from 10 a.m. to noon, at Washington Park, 700 E. Washington Boulevard, the
Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department will host the grand opening of the
Washington Park Community House. The grand opening will feature a ribbon cutting ceremony
followed by program demonstrations, info1mation booths, and activities for all ages to enjoy.

The new Washington Park Community House and Restroom facility includes a 1,627-square-foot
community house building with a multi-purpose room, gender-neutral restroom, accessible office for
recreation staff, and a separate 564-square-foot park restroom building with a maintenance storage
room. The facility also includes a 1,000-square-foot outdoor educational space, patio with seating,
new landscaped grounds, a renovated parking lot and Wi-Fi system.
Please see the attached memorandum from Tony Olmos, Director of Public Works and Koko
Panossian, Director of Parks, Recreation and Community Services which gives details on the project
and provides photos of the Community House and restroom.

 

Miguel Marquez, City Manager
Tony Olmos, P.E., Director of Public wo4!. C\
Koko Panossian, Director of Parks, Recreation and Community Services V

Washington Park Community House and Restroom – Project Completion
and Ribbon Cutting

The Parks, Recreation and Community Services (PRCS) Department will host the
grand opening of the Washington Park Community House on Jan. 13, 10 a.m. to noon,
at Washington Park, 700 E. Washington Blvd. The grand opening will feature a ribbon
cutting ceremony followed by program demonstrations, information booths, and
activities for all ages to enjoy.

The new Washington Park Community House and Restroom facility includes a 1,627-
square-foot community house building with a multi-purpose room, gender-neutral
restroom, accessible office for recreation staff, and a separate 564-square-foot park
restroom building with a maintenance storage room. The facility also includes a 1,000-
square-foot outdoor educational space, patio with seating, new landscaped grounds, a
renovated parking lot and Wi-Fi system.

Washington Park Master Plan was adopted by the City Council on November 22,
2004. The Master Plan includes the development of a new, approximately 2,000-
square-foot “Community House” to be located adjacent to the park’s existing parking
lot along Washington Boulevard. City Council fully funded the design of the
Washington Park Community House and Restroom project as part of the Fiscal Year
(FY) 2020 Capital Improvements Program (CIP) Budget.

The Public Works Department initiated conceptual design of the project in February
2020 in close collaboration with various community stakeholders, including Friends of
Washington Park and the City’s PRCS staff who operate community programs and
Washington Park Community House and Restroom – Project Completion and Ribbon Cutting
maintain the park. Multiple community meetings were noticed and held through the
design development of the project to receive input and maximize public programming
and use of the facility. Also, the Northwest Commission and Recreation and Parks
Commission both voted unanimously to support the concept design in September and
November 2020, respectively.

Upon City Council’s appropriation of construction funds in FY 2022, an official
groundbreaking ceremony was held on June 20, 2022 to celebrate the start of
construction. Construction of this $3.3 million facility was completed in December
2023, and PRCS staff have moved-in and prepared the new space for community use
and programming.

New Community House South Entrance and Outdoor Learning Space

Washington Park Community House and Restroom – Project Completion and Ribbon Cutting

New Community House East Entrance and Renovated Parking Lot

New Washington Park Restroom Building

 

 

This is the City of Pasadena web page for the project

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