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|Anaheim Coves To Offer A Natural Habitat Recreation Area Along The Santa Ana River|
Public dedication ceremony to take place on Nov. 15
ANAHEIM, CA - (November 4, 2011) - Anaheim Coves, a new 14 acre nature park located in Anaheim along the Santa Ana River between Ball Rd. and Lincoln, will officially open on Tuesday, Nov. 15. The public is invited to attend the 11:30 a.m. dedication ceremony.
Anaheim Coves represents the long-standing relationship linking the City, and the Orange County Water District (OCWD) to the Santa Ana River. The City has added a permeable 1.5 mile multi-use and handicap accessible trail, restrooms, parking, interpretative signage, irrigation, native landscaping including the planting of more than 1,000 trees, and observation areas throughout the park located adjacent to Burris Basin. The basin will continue to be used as an important water recharge and wildlife habitat area, with the City added amenities allowing residents and guests to enjoy the river trail system and natural environment in an urban setting.
“Anaheim Coves is beautiful, and I know it will be a popular place for families and neighbors to enjoy,” said Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait. “We are grateful to the Orange County Water District in sharing our vision to create this scenic outdoor space. Anaheim was named by German settlers to mean “Home by the Santa Ana River,” and at the opening of Anaheim Coves we will be one step closer to our historic roots.”
“Anaheim Coves gives residents an opportunity to enjoy walking trails around the lake that actually serves an important role in replenishing drinking water supplies for most of Orange County,” said Claudia Alvarez, President of OCWD. “It’s part of OCWD’s aquifer recharge system along the Santa Ana River where water is stored and percolates to deep aquifers, and visitors to the Coves may observe endangered California least terns and other sensitive bird species that have made Burris Basin a favorite nesting spot.”
Butterflies were released by local school children at the Anaheim Coves ground-breaking ceremony on April 13, 2010. We will again welcome local school children who will scatter flower seeds to complement the growth of Anaheim’s local habitat at Anaheim Coves.
Parking for the dedication ceremony will be available along Rio Vista St., or at the Calvary Baptist Church parking lot (Rio Vista St., and Wagner St.). Funds for this project were provided by the State of California and the Federal Recreational Trails Program.
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