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Cannabis taxes fund renovation of Santa Ana Library Children's Patio

Children's Patio Santa Ana

$884,000 project made possible by Cannabis Public Benefit Fund

Santa Ana, Calif.- The Santa Ana Public Library opened the new Play and Learn Children's Patio on Tuesday, March 15, as the first step of a major renovation to create a modern and interactive learning ecosystem.

The Children's Patio includes a whimsical Luckey Climber play structure, outdoor reading areas, new landscaping and play surfaces, along with flexible activity spaces for library programming. It is located behind the Library with access from the children's area inside.

At Tuesday's ribbon cutting, City Councilmembers, City officials and library staff celebrated the opening as local children enjoyed the new space. The event also featured new library STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) programs that are part of the Revive Santa Ana pandemic recovery initiative funded by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA.)

The $884,000 project is made possible by the City of Santa Ana's Cannabis Public Benefit Fund supported by taxes paid from legal recreational marijuana sales.

Additional renovations

Funding from the federal American Rescue Plan Act through the Revive Santa Ana initiative will be used for other planned major library renovations, technology and programming.

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