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Johnny Carson Park may get major face-lift

August 15, 2011 | 12:02 pm

http://goldderby.latimes.com/.a/6a00d8341c2c4f53ef0120a58ff3b2970b-800wi

Burbank officials are considering major upgrades to Johnny Carson Park.

The city has proposed a $5 million makeover for the park, named for the famed late-night TV host.

An outdated irrigation system and antiquated lighting and play area equipment are the main reasons for the overhaul, Jan Bartolo, deputy director for park services, told Times Community News.

“We definitely want to look at the drainage system, the stream bed that runs through the park and make it much more sustainable,” Bartolo said.

The city’s Redevelopment Agency is expected to cover the $5-million price tag, and Bartolo said she was optimistic about the prospect of grants to help offset the cost.

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--Maria Hsin, Times Community News

Photos: Johnny Carson on "The Tonight Show." Credit: Los Angeles Times

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