Did You Know?
Protecting Our Parks and Open Spaces Also Means Protecting Local Funding for LA’s Cultural Resources, including Zoos and Museums
A proposed local ballot initiative you may have been hearing about is actually about a lot more than just local parks.
LA County voters approved Prop A in 1992 and again in 1996 – and that led to the creation of the Regional Park and Open Space District and provided a local, dedicated funding source for parks and other vital community resources – including significant funding for many of the LA area’s most important museums, zoos and other cultural resources.
As the local funding source under Prop A expires, LA County is considering a potential 2016 ballot measure to renew local, dedicated funding for our parks, open spaces and cultural facilities across Los Angeles.
Cultural facilities – those facilities that help shape our lives and make Los Angeles so unique – will continue to benefit as part of this effort. These regional resources, including museums, arboreta, aquariums and zoos, are important elements of a comprehensive, countywide park and recreation strategy.
Some of the Regional Resources That Have Benefited From Prop A Funding in the Past Include:
- Los Angeles Zoo
- San Dimas Park Zoo
- Hollywood Bowl
- Ford Theatre
- California Science Center
- Alburtis Historical Museum (City of Artesia)
- Kidspace Children’s Museum (City of Pasadena)
- Hancock Park (Los Angeles County Museum of Art)
- Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
- Michael White Adobe
- Tesoro Adobe
- Pio Pico Historic Park
- Thurnher House
- Le Mesnager Barn
- Rancho Los Alamitos
- Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanical Garden
- Descanso Gardens
- South Coast Botanic Garden
- Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
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