February 13, 2004

Pardee Homes donates $40,000 to repair Cedar fire damage to Mission Trails Regional Park

Funds allocated to repair fencing and signage

Mission Trails Regional Park will benefit from a $40,000 donation by Pardee Homes and the Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation through the efforts of San Diego City Council-member Jim Madaffer.

The $40,000 donation will be used for repairs to fencing, signage and other park facilities damaged in the October 2003 Cedar wild fire that destroyed thousands of acres at the park. The donation was presented by Pardee Homes to the Park and Recreation Department at the January 27, 2004 San Diego City Council meeting.

Presenting the donation was Beth Fischer, Vice President of Community Development for Pardee Homes’ San Diego operations. Councilmember Madaffer, Ann Hix, Deputy Director, San Diego Park and Recreation Department Open Space Division, and Dorothy Leonard, Chair of the Mission Trails Regional Park Citizens’ Advisory Committee also participated in the presentation.

“Pardee Homes has been building communities in San Diego for 50 years, and we recognize the immense value of our parks and community open space areas. These contributions will help repair damaged facilities at Mission Trails Regional Park so that it can once again be enjoyed by residents and visitors,” Fischer said.

Councilmember Madaffer worked with Pardee Homes to help secure the donations for repairs at Mission Trails Regional Park. The nearly 5,800-acre park is one of the largest urban parks in the United States.

According to Leonard, the donation will support ongoing efforts to make repairs so that the entire park can be reopened in the near future.

Established in 1921, Pardee Homes provides new home choices for a spectrum of households and price points, with particular focus on master-planned settings that also include schools, parks, shopping and other amenities. Last year, Pardee Homes celebrated its 50th anniversary in Las Vegas, and 2004 marks its 50th year in San Diego. For more information about Pardee Homes, visit their award-winning web site at www.pardeehomes.com.

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