Plans to develop a major sports complex at Cerritos Regional Park have been approved by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. Under terms of the agreement with the county, the city will lease 25 acres at the regional park on Bloomfield Avenue south of 195th Street where it will construct and maintain a series of lighted athletic fields for soccer, baseball and softball.
The supervisors' approval of the lease--$1 for the next 25 years--clears the way for the Cerritos City Council to select an architect next month. Barring any delays, city officials expect plans for the sports complex to be completed by early next year and construction to begin as early as next summer.
Under the agreement, Cerritos will take over maintenance and scheduling of the sports complex. But to protect the interests of those living outside the city who want to use the athletic fields at the park, the county will review the schedules as drawn up by the city.