The City of Monterey Park will host a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, June 2, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Demonstration Garden located at 720 Metro Drive, Monterey Park. Through a partnership with the San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water Distinct (SGVMWD), the project features a renovated, water-wise, and internationally-themed garden. The ceremony will feature remarks by City of Monterey Park and San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District officials, and a walking tour of the updated facility.
The Demonstration Garden is located on Orange Avenue located between Metro Drive and Tegner Drive encompassing 1.12 acres of property that has been used as a public park since the mid 1990s. Over the years the property had slowly deteriorated aesthetically due to lack of maintenance.
The site is now repurposed to demonstrate landscaping that is attractive, environmentally friendly, and conserves water. The community will be able to identify species of drought tolerant plants, trees, and cultural themes (Asian, California native meadow, modern Mediterranean, Spanish garden, water wise irrigation and artificial turf) that may be applicable to their use or foster ideas from the visual aids of the Demonstration Garden. State of the art irrigation systems will be on display for specific application or various uses.
For more information about the ceremony, please contact Parks Superintendent Chris Reyes at 626-307-2506.
Chris Reyes, Parks Superintendent