Moorpark: $500,000 granted by Feds to help build Arroyo Vista Park Trail




By Debra Tash

Local Congresswoman Julia Brownley announced the City of Moorpark will get over $500,000 from the National Park Service Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) for the construction of the Arroyo Vista Recreational Trail in Arroyo Vista Park.  The LWCF awards matching grants to State and local governments to assist them in developing public outdoor recreation areas and facilities. It is funded with $900 million annually by Congress to: “help preserve natural areas, historical sites, wildlife habitat, and ensure that all Americans have access to quality outdoor recreation.”

“The City of Moorpark has always been known for offering many opportunities for outdoor recreation, which helps make our community a great place to live and work,” said Congresswoman Brownley. “I am pleased that the National Park Service has recognized this fact and has provided critical funding to help construct the Arroyo Vista Recreational Trail, which will help create a seamless system of parks and will provide many health benefits to residents and families across the region.”

Now if you just look at the announcement (which is titled: BROWNLEY ANNOUNCES OVER $500,000 FOR THE CITY OF MOORPARK), and like many of us who are overloaded with information and announcements, it may lead you to think that Ms. Brownley has facilitated this grant for Moorpark to build out the Arroyo Vista Trail.  Well don’t think that, because the California Department of Parks and Recreation put out a press release on April 23rd 2014 announcing 6.9 million in funding for 16 local parks.  Moorpark’s Arroyo Vista Trail project was one of them. There in black and white with a splash of color is the $500,000 awarded to the city.  That press release is HERE

From Brownley’s press release today: “Moorpark will receive $537,635 from the LWCF for the construction of a new pedestrian trail with fitness stations, a new bike trail, and new Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) pathways in Arroyo Vista Park in the City of Moorpark.” 

Maybe it’s that extra $37,635 that she’s crowing about.  Thank you, Ms. Brownley.  So nice of you think of us.  Sure.

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Debra Tash is Editor-in-Chief of, past president for Citizens Alliance for Property Rights, business executive and award-winning author, residing in Somis.


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