The city has built more parks in highly populated South Glendale in recent years, Starbird said. Alex Dobuzinskis, (818) 546-3304 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! GLENDALE – The city is moving forward with plans to build a half-acre park in the East Garfield neighborhood and hopes to begin construction within two years, officials said Monday. The city has scrapped initial plans to include affordable housing in the project, which will have a playing area for toddlers, some green space, walkways and tables. “Given its small size overall, if we want to have any usable park it was best to dedicate the whole site to park (space),” said City Manager Jim Starbird. The park will be on Maryland Avenue between Windsor Road and Garfield Avenue, on a site formerly occupied by a duplex and a vacant lot. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week To complete the land acquisition, the city plans to move $875,000 from the Cerritos School-Park Project, at 3690 San Fernando Road, and $385,000 from the Cedar Mini-Park Project, planned for Cedar and Harvard streets. “It doesn’t delay those projects at all, it just recognizes that those projects were taking longer than anticipated,” Starbird said. The money to build the Cerritos and Cedar parks would be put back into the budget in fiscal year 2006-07, during the next round of allocation under the federal Community Development Block Grant program. Acquiring the land for the East Garfield park is costing the city $1.3 million. Construction is expected to begin within the next two years. “It’s good because, in this place, the (nearest) park is too far for kids,” said painter Verzaved Guevara, 56, who lives in the neighborhood.