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New improvements and enhancements may be in the works for Wells Park in El Cajon. The City of El Cajon recently announced that it is applying for a $5 million state grant to revitalize the 18-acre park, located on East Madison Avenue between First and Orlando Streets.

Over the past month, the City has been seeking help from the public for their ideas on improving the park. Two neighborhood forums (on January 19 and 28) were organized by the police department and El Cajon Recreation Department.

According to Officer Hansen of the El Cajon Police Department, several “great ideas” for renovating the park were introduced by community members; they had an “awesome turnout.”

Suggestions included a brand new play area for kids and families, water features, bigger dog-park areas, new lighting, grass, and parking-lot configuration.

“The El Cajon Recreation Department really listened to the residents and what they had to say,” said Officer Hansen. “It was neat.”

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