The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors teamed up Tuesday with the Los Angeles Dodgers to commit to refurbish a baseball field in the unincorporated area of Valinda.
Supervisor Hilda Solis recommended spending $160,000 in county funds toward remodeling the Rimgrove Park baseball field. The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation will pick up the balance of the costs for the $492,000 project.
"It truly is a joy to take the field again with the Los Angeles Dodgers to give the children of our community an opportunity to practice sportsmanship and teamwork through the Dodgers Dreamfields program," Solis said. "Our communities need quality open spaces in their neighborhoods to live a better and healthier life."
The upgrades will include installing new turf, irrigation and fencing and a backstop, scoreboards and signage for the park, which is located at Amar Road and South Azusa Avenue, adjacent to the city of La Puente.
The field is expected to be completed in May, according to a Solis aide. Solis' office and the foundation previously collaborated to upgrade the Belvedere Park baseball field in East Los Angeles. The Dodgers Foundation also sponsored activities for Eugene A. Obregon Park in East Los Angeles.