Construction is expected to start within two months on the first of four small parks to be developed on excess Caltrans property adjacent to the Century Freeway.
The Lynwood City Council has allocated nearly $1 million to purchase four small parcels for the neighborhood parks. The parcels, each one acre or less, are at different places along the freeway route.
The city has made a down payment of $11,000 for each piece of property, said Ken Mullins, senior planner. The city is using federal Department of Housing and Urban Development grants to buy the land.
When completed in about a year, the parks will include landscaping, picnic tables and some playground equipment.