The Santa Clarita City Council and community members will be holding a dedication event for the renaming of River Village Park to Duane R. Harte Park at River Village on Monday, May 23, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. at River Village Park, located at 26401 Riverrock Way–at the intersection of Santa Clarita Parkway and Riverrock Way.
The park is being renamed for the late Duane R. Harte who was well known in the Santa Clarita community for being a committed volunteer, community advocate and former chairman of the Santa Clarita Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission.
The Santa Clarita City Council voted to rename the park earlier this year. “This is a deserving way for Harte to be honored by a community he gave so much to,” said Mayor Bob Kellar. “He was tremendously involved and for years worked to make Santa Clarita a better place,” he added.
The soon-to-be renamed park opened to the public in February of last year and is the 30th City of Santa Clarita Park.
The 29-acre park encompasses 24 acres of open space in the River Village community and five acres of developed park site with a themed play area, group picnic shelters, perimeter walkway and restrooms.
For more information on the Duane R. Harte Park at River Village dedication, please contact the City at (661) 255-4939.