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Los Encinos State Historic Park Receives $150,000 From Anonymous Donor, But More Funding Still Needed

A donor has given $150,000 to help save the park, which was slated to close in July.

, which was threatened with closure this year after state budget cuts, has hopefully been granted a temporary reprieve, according to Kathy Moghimi-Patterson of the Encino Neighborhood Council.

An anonymous donor came forward with $150,000 for the park, said Moghim-Patterson. The amount should be enough to stop the park from closing in July, although this has yet to be officially confirmed with the Department of Parks and Recreation, according to Moghimi-Patterson. The money is currently being held in trust by the CalPark Foundation.

Moghimi-Patterson said of the donor that "From what I hear they took their children to the park, and they were really saddened by this whole thing, and that's why they made that committment."

Moghimi-Patterson said that the battle was not over, and that funds would still needed for the following years. She said she had been working with Congressman Howard Berman's office, which will be funding banners for display on Ventura Boulevard to raise awareness of the park's plight.

Local residents, together with Senator Fran Pavley, .

Check out Encino Patch's full coverage of the effort to save Los Encinos by following the links below.

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