fbpx

Donor Supporters

Jessie Ong

Alhambra Source provides objective and important news reporting for our community.

Efren Moreno, Former Alhambra Mayor

Thank you Alhambra Source for truly informing the residents of Alhambra.

Jeff Maloney, Alhambra City Council Member

The Source has become an important source for news, public interest, and serious journalism in our community. Keep it up!

Sara Harris

As a career journalist and EJ advocate, I see community-based media like the Alhambra Source as crucial to democracy and equality.

Chris Olson

I support Alhambra Source as often as I can because I believe a free and independent press is vital to the democratic process. No other news outlet with high journalistic standards consistently covers the stories and issues that matter to our community.

Adele Andrade Stadler, Alhambra City Council Member

The Source is a great independent newspaper that celebrates the communities and is not afraid to ask the tough questions!

Cliff Bender, Vice President, Alhambra Education Foundation

I want to know what's going on in my community- News, events, and human interest stories. The Alhambra Source gives me the information I need.

Joyce & Oscar Amaro, Alhambra Preservation Group

We support Alhambra Source because this online news source is vitally important in engaging, informing and educating the residents of Alhambra.

Laura Vasquez

Alhambrans need to know the truth about our area!

Michael Lawrence, Alhambra Arts Commissioner

Keep bringing on the stories. The Source has given us so much and I am happy to donate to such an important part of our community.

Karsen Luthi

Thank you for creating Alhambra Source and providing timely reporting of important local news. Fight on!

Mr. Konnyaku

I support news reporting that is unbiased and informative. Really enjoy the excellent coverage on local city council and planning commission meetings.

Guadulesa Rivera

Alhambra Source unifies the community and keeps us involved.

Erwin Lee

Such a valuable source of what’s happening in city where we live. Objective reporting that informs us and allows us to come to our own conclusions.

Alhambra playground re-opens after renovations

Children jumped onto brand new swings Tuesday afternoon when Alhambra officials opened a newly renovated playground at Almansor Park. Mayor Steven Placido and council members Barbara Messina and Luis Ayala stood in the arched entrance to the sandbox and cut the ribbon, welcoming Alhambra kids to the new playground. The park's facelift includes awnings on the slides, additional swing sets, and accessible walkways for visitors with disabilities. It's the first makeover the playground has seen since its opening in 1989.

The playground was worn down and needed improvements, said Alhambra Community Services Director Cynthia Jarvis in September 2012. "It was a very nice playground in its day, but we want to update and bring it into today's standards," Jarvis told the Pasadena Star-News. "There are so many wonderful pieces of playground equipment available and we want to update it and have it nice and new."

Alhambra City Council approved in September funding the renovations with construction tax revenue, and in January set the budget at $160,653.25. Little Tykes, a children's toy and product manufacturer, led the construction.

Have you seen the new playground? Let us know what you think!

The Alhambra Source encourages comment on our stories. However, we do not vet comments for accuracy or endorse links to posts in the comment section. The thoughts and opinions expressed belong solely to the author of the comment.

Leave a Reply

3 thoughts on “Alhambra playground re-opens after renovations”

  1. Hahah, that little girl in the corner of the picture is TOO cute! She's not having it.

  2. Don Draper in a dress

    Why not have Little Tykes foot the bill not the taxpayers? Good advertising subsidized by the City of Alhambra?

  3. Excellent PR move by Placido and Messina. They must be worried about the truth getting out.