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Malibu’s Legacy Park recognized as California’s Project of the Year

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The 15-acre and $35 million Legacy Park in the center of Malibu has been awarded the state’s “Project of the Year” by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

The relatively new park was just completed in 2011, and features a state-of-the-art stormwater/urban runoff system capable of treating over 2.5 million gallons of the stuff a day.

“The creation of Legacy Park is one of the many ways the City has shown its dedication to helping create a cleaner environment and protecting the health of our nearly 13,000 residents and the approximately 15 million visitors gushed the city’s mayor Laura Rosenthal. "We thank The American Society of Civil Engineers for recognizing our commitment to environmental stewardship and our leadership in innovative construction.”

Legacy Park will now be in the running for The American Society of Civil Engineers’ National Project of the Year award.

"Malibu Legacy Park is an innovative example of incorporating sustainability, showing environmental responsibility, and using forward thinking in a project that improves water quality at the adjacent creek, lagoon and beaches," added Kathy Haynes, committee chair of the ASCE. 

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