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Plans to redesign popular, but aging Johnny Carson Park in Burbank will receive a significant boost thanks to more than $1.7 million dollars in grant money from the State of California. The California Natural Resources Agency has announced that it will hold a ceremony in Sacramento this Wednesday (Nov. 28), at which time it will award $34 million to 33 river parkway projects around California. Johnny Carson Park will receive $1,780,000 to restore an existing 885-foot storm water channel to a natural creek and create eight acres of habitat with a one-half mile ADA accessible creek side loop trail.
“This money will go a long way in the much needed renovation of Johnny Carson Park,” says Judie Wilke, Director of Parks, Recreation and Community Services for the City of Burbank. “Park users will be able to enjoy the parkland’s natural habitat in addition to the other amenities including, the playground, performance stage, picnic area and pedestrian bridges.”