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Volunteer At Some Great Events in 2016!!
Help celebrate the city’s centennial by volunteering at fun and festive events planned for 2016 and beyond

Monterey Park, Calif. December 10, 2015 – The City of Monterey Park is seeking community volunteers to help staff and organize some of the many special events planned in 2016 that will celebrate the city’s 100th birthday. Some of the events that are in the works to celebrate this historic milestone are:

• The Lunar New Year Celebration
• Cherry Blossom Festival
• Earth Day Bike Ride
• Cinco de Mayo
• Centennial monument and time capsule
• Library Foundation Gala
• Lions Club Coming Home Breakfast
• Summer concerts
• Fourth of July
• Geranium Festival
• A celebration dinner
• 5K run/walk
• Veterans Day
• Holiday Snow Village
• Rose Parade Float

In preparation for this 100th anniversary, the city has organized a Centennial Committee to organize, plan and fund events. The city is seeking individuals who may be capable of undertaking such tasks and staffing events.

Persons who are interested in joining the committee and being a part of these extraordinary events can contact Recreation and Community Services at or 626-307-1388. Monthly committee meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m, at Garvey Ranch Park in the activity room near the observatory. Garvey Ranch Park is located 781 S. Orange Ave, Monterey Park, CA 91755. For more information visit

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Dan Costley, Director of Recreation and Community Services

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The Monterey Park Recreation and Community Services Department enriches lives and fosters harmony within the community through citywide programs.

We believe quality of life is improved through healthy life styles, educational and recreational opportunities, public participation, respect, compassion, and enhancement of our urban forest.

We accomplish this through community outreach, quality programming, activities and events, safe, and well-maintained parks and facilities, and an aesthetically pleasing environment that is provided by professional and caring employees, contractors and volunteers.

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Cascades Waterfall is Done!

Monterey Park to Celebrate Rededication of Iconic Cascades Waterfall

City to commemorate the renovation of one of its best known landmarks at Cascades Park on Friday, October 23

The Monterey Park Cascades Waterfall will be the centerpiece of a rededication ceremony and festival following a series of recent improvements including new colored lighting, steps and landings, upgraded irrigation, a new flag pole and upgraded mechanical and electrical systems funded by a grant from the Los Angeles County Regional Park and Open Space District.

The Friday, October 23 activities will kick off at 5 p.m. at Atlantic Boulevard and El Portal Place with a family friendly festival featuring jack-o’-lantern decorating, a Dia de los Muertos face painting booth, a magician, cake walk, the library’s “Book Witch,” food, games, and music. At approximately 6:15 p.m., local dignitaries will “flip the switch” to unveil the new multi-color lighting of the waterfall. For more information, contact the recreation department at 626-307-1388 or visit
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