Tuesday, March 24, 2009

New fishing pier at Whittier Narrows


March 23, 2009


                                                                                    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

                                                                                    Joyce Fitzpatrick

                                                                                    Public Information Assistant                                                                                                        Office: (626) 821-4645

                                                                                    Cell:    (626) 673-0673


                                                                                    Imee Perius

                                                                                    Public Information Officer

                                                                                    Office: (213) 738-2963

                                                                                    Cell:    (213) 216-6350

                                                          PRESS RELEASE


Opening of a New Fishing Pier


Whittier Narrows Recreation Area


(South El Monte, CA) – The County of Los Angeles, the Department of Parks and Recreation, and the Rivers and Mountains Conservancy have collaborated in the construction of a new fishing pier for the Whittier Narrows Recreation Area South Lake (also known as Legg Lake), located on the south side of the lake, off of the Durfee parking lot.   There are a total of three lakes located within Whittier Narrows Recreation Area: the North Lake, the South Lake (Legg Lake) and the Center Lake.  


This new pier is a welcome addition to the facility and will offer park patrons great recreational fishing for many years to come.


The construction of the new fishing pier started in September 2007 and was completed in January 2009, providing access to the lake for recreational fishing.  The pier is also ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant.   A major source of funding for the pier was provided by a Rivers and Mountains Conservancy (RMC) grant in the amount of $500,000.00, funded by voter-approved State bond funds.  


Whittier Narrows Recreation Area is located at 750 South Santa Anita Avenue, South
El Monte, CA  91733.  For more information, please contact the Whittier Narrows Recreation Area Park Office at (626) 575-5526, or visit the County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation website at www.lacountyparks.org


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