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Posted on: April 22, 2017

Join us and help shape the future of Anaheim parks

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (April 22, 2017) — Andy Anaheim, the city’s lovable mascot, is leading the way on the most comprehensive look at our parks in nearly 30 years.

Kicking off on Earth Day, Anaheim Community Services will conduct a 12-month review that looks at each of our 57 parks, how they serve our communities and what might be needed down the road.

Anaheim’s residents will play a leading role by offering their thoughts about our parks today and what’s important to them in the future.

The initiative, called Planning for Parks, is made possible by $830,000 in funding approved by Anaheim’s City Council in February.

The funding also will help us update athletic fields and restrooms at parks.

“This is the city’s most expansive look at our parks since 1989,” said Brent Dennis, Anaheim’s Community Services director. “With the community’s help, this effort will address some near-term needs while also setting priorities for years to come.”

Andy Anaheim, the city’s cartoon mascot dating back to the 1950s, has gone outdoorsy to rally the community. Check out Andy Anaheim in suspenders and flannel with a shovel in hand at

There, you also can take our brief parks survey and share your vision for the future of Anaheim’s parks.

Is it more playgrounds, soccer fields, picnic areas or something else? Tell us what you’d like to see at your local park. Your answers will have an impact.

And look for Andy Anaheim’s Community Services helpers at upcoming community events this spring, summer and beyond.

Our staff will be walking around with tablets with the survey queued up and ready to go for you. It’s easy!

Parks are part of our lives. Be part of the effort to shape their future in Anaheim!

For more on Planning for Parks, visit For more on the city of Anaheim, visit

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