The Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Park District board discussed state-funded grants and how to apply for them, and hired MNS Engineers, Inc., an infrastructure consulting firm, for assistance in submitting documents at their March 12 board meeting.

Community members within the Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Park District are invited to a series of workshops to gather comments regarding what the public would like to see at West Park, Philip Marx Central Park and Sand Canyon.

Some meetings already held this week were sparsely attended. These workshops will help the district in applying for Proposition 68 Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Program grants due in August.

Some grants are competitive and awards can range from $200,000 to $8.5 million for this year, with no matching funds required, according to

All meetings will be held in the TVRPD main office at 490 W. D St. at 6 p.m. and not at the Aspen Center.

Meeting dates for each park:

Philip Marx Central Park

  • May 8 and 15
  • June 5
  • June 27
  • July 18

Sand Canyon

  • May 29
  • June 19
  • July 17

West Park

  • May 16
  • June 6
  • June 26
  • July 16

For more information, visit or call 822-3228.