Aliso Canyon Park development moves forward
By AMANDA PAZORNIK
The Orange County Register
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Plans to build a dog park at Aliso Canyon Community Park could be stalled after the AVCA Board of Directors voted 3-2 to move forward with investigating tot lots, an open space park and a parking lot.
Additional items on the Parks and Landscape Committee's list of prioritized amenities for ACCP, including a dog park and a community garden, will still be considered, along with inquires into geo-tech and traffic surveys.
"The entire board supports the initiative to investigate the development of ACCP," said AVCA President Ross Chun. "I would have liked to see the motion restated so that we don't lose track of all the items that the Parks and Landscape Committee recommended for development."
Board member Larry McKenney made the approved recommendation in an effort to generate progress.
"We've been talking about what we're going to do with this park for years," McKenney said. "If we bring up a new item every time and keep investigating, we'll never get anything done."
One proposed amenity that has stayed on the forefront of discussion is the dog park, a project AVCA Vice President Jim Martin said he doesn't want to see skipped over when plans move forward.
"The dog park has been something that the community has wanted since 1995," Martin said. "I'm not inclined to bypass that. It's a fairly affordable amenity."
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Date Posted: 5/18/2008
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