City of Palmdale officials and elected representatives gathered recently at Yellen Park to mark the opening of six new shade structures which have been installed above picnic tables throughout the park.

Among those in attendance were Palmdale Mayor Steve Hofbauer, Mayor Pro Tem Austin Bishop, Councilmember Juan Carrillo; Chuck Bostwick, field representative for Los Angeles County 5th District Supervisor Kathryn Barger; Patsy Ayala, field representative for Sen. Scott Wilk, and Brandon Roque, field representative for Assemblyman Tom Lackey.

These new shade structures will make coming to Yellen Park a much more comfortable experience than ever before,” Hofbauer said.

The project was funded by $128,000 of Los Angeles County Proposition A grant funds.

Yellen Park will host a Yappy Hour event on Thursday, April 11 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. City staff will be on hand to provide helpful and useful safety information for dog owners.

In 2001, the Yellen Family gifted a 25-acre parcel of land to the city of Palmdale for the purpose of constructing a park or public recreation facility named in memory of Samuel Yellen. Phase I officially opened in June 2017 to offer a play area, multipurpose turf field, exercise equipment, adventure play structure and a dog park.