The communities of Rowland Heights and Hacienda Heights celebrated the groundbreaking of two new community centers Thursday.
Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe, along with local officials and residents from the two communities attended the events, according to a news release.
The Rowland Heights center at Pathfinder Community Regional Park is estimated to cost about $18 million, according to officials. The center will include a 19,500-square-foot multi-purpose area, tennis and basketball courts, a splash pad, and a computer room.
Funds for the project come from Knabe's Fourth District office, officials said.
The 21,000-square-foot Hacienda Heights Community and Recreation Center, located at 1234 Valencia Ave, will feature performance areas, walking trails, fitness stations, and picnic tables.
The Hacienda Heights center will be paid for with Puente Hills Landfill-Community Benefit and Environmental Trust funds, as well as Fourth District Capital Project Construction funds, officials said.
Both projects are slated to be finished in late 2014.
“Each of the new community centers was designed with input from the public and are a fine example of how local partnerships can meet the needs of our residents,” Knabe said in a statement. “I’m proud that even in tough economic times, we have funding for important projects that impact residents’ everyday lives. These new community centers will boost the overall quality-of-life for residents in the area and provide them with an outstanding place where they can experience a cultural event, exercise, access a computer – there will be something for everyone.”