Protecting the Places that Make Los Angeles Special

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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