Next Steps for More Parks and Open Space in LA

Last week we presented the results of our Countywide Needs Assessment, the result of 14 months of study and hundreds of hours of community input. 

What we learned —  nearly every community in the County has some kind of important park need, whether it’s a new park, upgrades to existing parks, playgrounds, ball fields, recreation centers or senior centers, open space, trails, or beach improvements. 

We listenedWe heard you.  And we’re ready to address these vital needs that will strengthen the health and well-being of our citizens. 

FOLLOWING OUR PRESENTATION, THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS VOTED UNANIMOUSLY TO  HEAR A PROPOSAL FOR FUNDING OF COUNTY PARKS AND OPEN SPACE NEEDS AT THEIR JUNE 21ST MEETING.

To gather more community feedback, a series of events will be held throughout the county in the month of May.  Schedule of upcoming meetings:

District 1

East Los Angeles    

Thursday, May 12

7:00PM – 8:30PM

Griffith Middle School, 4765 E. 4th Street

Los Angeles, CA 90022

                                                                

Baldwin Park   

Thursday, May 26  

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM   

St. John the Baptist Church

3883 Baldwin Park Blvd, Baldwin Park, CA 91706   

District 2                                         

South LA                                                                                    

Wednesday, May 18  

7:00PM – 8:30PM                                                               

EXPO Center

3980 Bill Robertson Lane, Los Angeles, CA 90037

South Bay – Hawthorne                                                                                                    

Wednesday, May 11                                                             

7:00PM – 8:30PM                                                                    

Hawthorne Memorial Park

3901 W. El Segundo Blvd. Hawthorne, CA  90250

District 3

Pacoima                                                                            

Thursday, May 19                                                               

7:00PM – 8:30PM                                                                  

Pacoima City Hall

13520 Van Nuys Blvd, Pacoima, CA 91331

District 4

North Long Beach                                                                                               

Thursday, May 26                                                                

7:00PM – 8:30PM                                                                

Houghton Park Center

6301 N. Myrtle Ave, Long Beach, CA 90805                                                                                                                                     

Hacienda Heights                                                                  

Monday, May 16       

7:00PM – 8:30PM                                                                              

Hacienda Heights Community Center

1234 Valencia Ave, Hacienda Heights, CA 91745

District 5

Palmdale     

Wednesday, May 25

7:00PM – 8:30PM

George Lane Park Gymnasium

5520 W Avenue L-8, Quartz Hill, CA 93536

 Santa Clarita       

Tuesday, May 17         

7:00PM – 8:30PM                                                                

William S. Hart Park

24151 Newhall Avenue, Newhall (Santa Clarita) 91321 

Arcadia

Wednesday, May 11                                                                                     

7:00PM – 8:30PM                                                                     

Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden

301 N Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA 91007         

To download an executive summary of the needs assessment report and more details about all of the community meetings, click here.

We want to thank the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors for their thoughtful consideration and input on this process, and look forward to hearing your thoughts at an upcoming meeting.

 

Some recent news about the Needs Assessment report and potential ballot measure:

KCRW Radio

LA Times

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Los Angeles Daily News