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Posted on: May 31, 2023

City to Host Groundbreaking for Sam Yellen Park Phase II

Media Contact                                                                                                  

Name: Heidi Carter-Escudero, Deputy PIO   


Number: 661/267-5115

Date: May 31, 2023




Full Expansion of Yellen Park Features 12 Acres of New Amenities, Including Community Room




WHAT:           Yellen Park Phase II Groundbreaking Ceremony  


WHEN:           Friday, June 9 at 11 am


WHERE:        Sam Yellen Park, 5100 East Avenue S.

WHO:             Palmdale Mayor Laura Bettencourt; City Councilmembers; Assemblyman Juan Carrillo; Palmdale City Manager Ronda Perez; Parks and Recreation Director Keri Smith; Public Works Director Lynn Glidden; invited guests.


WHY:              Phase II of Sam Yellen Park will build out the remaining 12 of the 25 acres of land originally donated to the City of Palmdale in 2001 by the Yellen family. Future amenities will include a community room with restrooms, futsal courts, unique fitness stations, illuminated pedestrian path, dog park lighting, an expanded playground area designed for children ages 2 to 5 years old, additional restrooms and a new parking lot accessible from Hillcrest Drive. Additional landscape enhancements, including turf and trees, will also be added to Phase I areas of Yellen Park.


                       Yellen Park Phase I opened June 1, 2017. The original 12.5 acres currently includes Palmdale’s first dog park, an adventure playground with a zipline, covered picnic tables, an open play field area with ball field lighting, fitness stations, parking and restrooms.


VISUALS:       Ceremonial Groundbreaking; local leaders; construction vehicles; design details.


DETAILS:       The press conference will also stream live on the City of Palmdale’s Facebook page: City of Palmdale. 




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