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Deadline nearing for community on Urban Forest Management Plan

The City of Garden Grove continues to seek the community’s input on creating a 40-year Urban Forest Management Plan (UFMP) that will act as a guide for maintaining, enhancing, and growing an urban forest in Garden Grove. An online survey is available and can be accessed at until Monday, November 30. Surveys can also be completed at upcoming pop-up events at local parks.

On Sunday, November 22 and Monday, November 23, on behalf of the City, the project consultants, Davey Resource Group (DRG), will host pop-up events at Garden Grove parks, providing park users with the opportunity to fill out the survey in-person. Park users are invited to look for the DRG booth with Urban Forest Management Plan signage. Pop-up dates, times, and locations follow:

  • November 22, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.: Eastside of Haster Basin Recreational Park, located at 12952 Lampson Avenue;
  • November 22, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.: Garden Grove Park, located at 9301 Westminster Avenue, between Deodara Drive and Atlantis Way;
  • November 23, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.: Village Green Park, located at 12732 Main Street;
  • November 23, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.: Eastgate Park, located at 12001 St. Mark Street.

Parks users who complete the survey during the pop-up events will receive free City bags and promotional items, provided by DRG and the City.

In light of health risks associated with COVID-19, the pop-ups will be contactless. DRG staff will wear face coverings at all times; maintain at least 6-foot social distance from park users; provide hand sanitizer stations where surveys are completed; and disinfect all equipment after each use.

Please stay home if you or someone in your household has tested positive for coronavirus, or experiencing flu-like symptoms, such as coughing, sneezing, fever, or difficulty in breathing.

The UFMP survey is part of the City’s Re:Imagine Garden Grove campaign, which aims to beautify Garden Grove’s open spaces with living canopy covers along bike- and pedestrian-friendly pathways. Feedback provided will help the City identify and understand community values in urban forestry.

For more information, visit or call (714) 741-5181.

This article was released by the City of Garden Grove.