Residents in south Anaheim Guinida Lane’s neighborhood took a lesson from history books on the morning of Saturday, Jan 10. ‘Paul Revere’ rode his horse, bell ringing loudly, signaling Paul Revere Park was officially open. Located adjacent to Paul Revere Elementary School, the Paul Revere Park dedication event welcomed hundreds of local residents and friends to Anaheim’s newest park. And the children quickly invaded the playground area!
Paul Revere Park was designed with input from local residents. Anaheim’s Community Services staff held meetings to learn which amenities would best serve the neighborhood which previously had limited space for outdoor play. The Park includes a volleyball court, gazebo, playground area, exercise stations, native landscape and plantings, security lights, picnicking facilities and open turf area.
Yet the focal point for the Park is a mosaic mural depicting Paul Revere’s midnight ride. The design was developed using drawings created by students from Paul Revere Elementary School on which animals children imagined Paul Revere came across during his famous ride.
“We are pleased to open Paul Revere Park,” said Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait. “Parks provide residents the space to gather, develop healthy habits, and build social connections. I do believe that when people get together, good things can and will happen. Anaheim is committed to investing in all our neighborhoods, and Paul Revere Park demonstrates the good that results when residents and local government work side-by-side.”
The City of Anaheim remains committed to its parks program. More than 50 parks – or more than 600 acres – are located within the City’s 50 square miles. To learn more about Anaheim’s parks and other services offered through the Community Services Department, please click here. To see photos from the Paul Revere Park dedication event, please clickhere.
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