Ontario Connects - 2017 Ontario Museum of History & Art Landscape Renovations Completed
On February 6, 2017 the Ontario City Council hosted a variety of public and private organizations as well as members of the community to dedicate the completion of the landscape renovations at the Ontario Museum of History & Art. The landscape renovations transformed 2.4 acres of water-consuming turf and asphalt parking lot, on the grounds of the Museum, into a sustainable outdoor education garden with multiple environmental, economic, health and social benefits.
This project, funded by an Urban Greening Project for Sustainable Communities Grant, was completed in four months. The new grounds include two gardens, one that focuses on Native American Tongva Plants and the other is a California Native Plant Demonstration Garden. There are all-weather permeable concrete pavers, an infiltration basin, vegetative swales, and educational signage.
In addition to the landscape renovations, two new monument signs were added to the Museum grounds. The monument signs were part of a Capital Improvement Project investment by the City of Ontario. These monument signs serve as wayfinding for residents and visitors to the Museum.