The City of Santee was awarded a $117,450 grant on Thursday that will be used to build a park in a neighborhood that needs it.
Community Services Director said the city is considering the option of creating a "pocket park" in some of the land between ramps of the recent near Prospect Avenue.
Santee was one of five cities in the county and 33 in the state that received the grant from the Housing Related Parks Program which rewards cities that put in new . The grant was awarded because of the city's involvement in building the affordable housing complex, completed in 2010.
"These local governments have demonstrated a commitment to affordable housing at a time when the housing market has proven to be a significant challenge for California families and low-wage workers," State Housing and Community Development Director Linn Warren said in a news release.