City officials are seeking the county's help to improve several neighborhood parks and make them more accessible to disabled residents.
The council decided last week to make the request to Supervisor Harriett M. Wieder, who informed city officials earlier this month that funds are available for park projects within her district, which includes Los Alamitos.
City officials are hoping to install new lights on the soccer and softball fields at a 12-acre area at McAuliffe Middle School on Cerritos and Bloomfield avenues, according to Recreation and Community Services Director Mark A. Wagner.
Improvements at McAuliffe also would include installing new grass and sprinklers. The improvements at the school would total about $548,000, Wagner said.