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Mayor Gloria and Councilmember Moreno Statement on Receiving State Grant Funds for San Ysidro Beyer Park

Wednesday, December 8, 2021


B-roll of Beyer Park tour

SAN DIEGO Mayor Todd Gloria and City Councilmember Vivian Moreno joined U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, California Natural Resources Secretary Wade Crowfoot and California Parks Director Armando Quintero today to announce that the City of San Diego will be receiving $8.5 million in California Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Program (SPP) grant funding for the construction of Beyer Park in San Ysidro. The State also recommended Beyer Park for federal funding as part of the Land and Water Conservation Funds Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership (ORLP) grant program. The Mayor and Councilmember issued the following statements regarding the grants:

Today is an exciting day for San Ysidro, the City of San Diego and our entire region. The $8.5 million dollars in Statewide Park Program funding makes phase one of the new Beyer Park a reality. This a great first step in helping fulfill our promise to the people of San Diego to prioritize equitable investments for parks in areas with the greatest needs, San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria said. In addition, the states inclusion of Beyer Park as a candidate for the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund provides an additional opportunity to fully fund the project to its completion. I will continue to work with our state and federal partners to bring additional investment to our city to ensure that everyone, no matter what community they live in, has easy access to high-quality parks.

I am thrilled that $8.5 million has been awarded to Beyer Park from the State of Californias Prop 68 Park funding! I have been advocating for the development of Beyer Park since I was elected. I will continue to advocate for state funding for our communities, said Councilmember Vivian Moreno, representative for District 8. Historically, San Ysidro has been one of the most disadvantaged communities in San Diego. The residents suffer from a lack of open spaces and parks in San Ysidro and there is a dire need for basic amenities other communities have. Beyer Park was promised to the community 20 years ago and today we are one step closer to providing the community with much needed outdoor recreation space. Thank you to the San Ysidro residents who have been fighting to get this park built for decades.