A park makeover project in Torrance is finally complete and had its big unveiling this afternoon.

McMaster Park, located at 3624 Artesia Boulevard in Torrance is open once again for the public to enjoy. City leaders and members of the community held a grand re-opening earlier this afternoon.

The project to renovate McMaster Park is a revision of the original comprehensive park/library project, which was unsuccessful due to lack of funding.

The latest project included improvements on the Herma Tillim Senior Center, the North Torrance Community Center, and other buildings at the site. Upgrades include new paint, energy-efficient windows, light installations, water saving plumbing fixtures and a new kitchen along with improvements to the park entrance.

Visitors will have access to new playground equipment, a picnic area and a basketball court.

Before becoming a park, the McMaster site was used as a railroad right-of-way, and was named after former Fire Chief John McMaster. Over the years, McMaster Park has grown, with it now consisting of four buildings all for recreational use.

The project was funded by the general fund and the Parks and Recreation Commission open space fund.

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