City of Palmdale officials and elected representatives gathered at Yellen Park in Palmdale on Wednesday, March 3 to celebrate the installation of the Yellen Park Monument sign.
“The installation of the monument sign marks another achievement for Palmdale’s newest park,” said Palmdale Mayor Steve Hofbauer. “Parks are an important addition to the quality of life for all Palmdale residents.”
“We cannot thank the Yellen family enough for their generosity and commitment to the people of Palmdale in their donation of this land,” said City Councilmember Juan Carrillo. “The parks name and this monument will serve as a reminder of the park’s origin.”
About Yellen Park
In 2001, the Yellen Family gifted a 25 acre parcel of land to the City of Palmdale for the purpose of constructing a park or public recreation facility named in memory of Samuel Yellen. Phase I officially opened on June 1, 2017 featuring a play area, multi-purpose turf field, exercise equipment, adventure play structure and dog park. In 2019, shade structures added comfort to the parks features, and in 2020 a lighted Christmas Tree was added during the holidays to help brighten the spirit of the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The park project, featuring the City’s first dog park, cost nearly $4 million, with $2 million provided by State of California Land and Water Conservation Fund grant funds, $500,000 from City drainage fees and $1.5 million in park development fees as a grant match. Approximately 12 of the 25 acres of donated park land have been developed, completing phase 1 of the park.