$3.1 million in state funds will be used to renovate Copley YMCA building

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – City officials announced that a $3.1 million state grant will be used to renovate the Copley YMCA building.

The funding from the state Department of Housing and Community Development comes on top of funding last year that will pay for construction of a skate park at the site, Park De La Cruz on Landis Street.

"The community center, along with the skate park, will deliver quality resources and services to City Heights and will encourage everyone to come out and enjoy our park and community center as one community,'' said Councilwoman Marti Emerald, who represents the area.

Herman Parker, Director of City Parks and Recreation, said once the work is complete, the gymnasium will reopen for public use. 

Recreational opportunities will also be made available to seniors, veterans and people with disabilities.

While portions of the center will be opened to the public this fall, the renovation project will last about two years, according to the mayor's office.

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