The City of Santa Clarita is accepting names for the Youth Grove Memorial in Central Park, which is dedicated to honoring local youth who have died in traffic-related incidents.
The Santa Clarita Youth Grove is a half-acre memorial with 82 pillars, each representing a young life, age 24 and younger, whose life was cut short because of a traffic-related incident. Each pillar bears a plaque with the youth’s name as well as a reminder that the young person lost will always be “Forever 16”, “Forever 18,” or “Forever Young.”
To nominate a youth’s name to be included in the Annual Evening of Remembrance at Central Park on September 29, applicants must complete a release form, signed by the parent, and submit it by Friday, July 27. The release form is available on the City’s website or by calling Community Services at (661) 250-3708.
For more information on the Youth Grove, please contact the City’s Human Services Administrator, Janine Prado, at (661) 250-3708 or visit Santa-Clarita.com.