• Harvest at Franklin Canyon Orange Grove

    Food Forward and volunteers came out to the Franklin Canyon Orange Grove in December, January and February for harvest days.  Over 7000 pounds of fruit was picked.  

    Through funding from the David Bohnett Foundation and City National Bank, the Los Angeles Parks Foundation has continued to maintain the trees and provide fruit for many.  

  • Rustic Canyon Gym Floor

    Thanks to a very active fundraising campaign, the gym floors at Rustic Canyon Recreation Center have been refurbished. The community has been very enthusiastic about LAPF's Friends of the Parks Program, and as a result, several improvements have been made possible at Rustic Canyon Recreation Center. Now that the gym floor is complete the center is working on the stage lighting for their upcomping annual fundraiser, Rustic Nights.

  • Ferraro Fields

    LAPF has partnered with the LA84 Foundation and the Department of Recreation and Parks in the renovation of the Ferraro Fields in Griffith Park. The project will replace all seven soccer fields with synthetic turf and add new and updated amenities throughout the complex. With the refurbishment, 9.5 million gallons of water will be saved per year, and facility usage will increase from 7,360 youth to 170,960.

  • New Archery Range at Cheviot Hills Recreation Center

    Thanks to a generous donation from the Easton Sports Development Foundation II, Cheviot Hills Recreation Center  is getting a new, fully constructed archery range. LAPF is pleased to be working on this project, which has many enthusiastic archers awaiting its opening later this year.

  • York & Avenue 50 Park

    LAPF was a recipient of the UrbanLIFT Community Grant Program through Wells Fargo, and these funds went toward the construction of York & Avenue 50 Park which is part of the 50 Parks Initiative. The York & Avenue 50 Park is now open and was built on a former vacant lot.

  • Orange Grove

    The Department of Recreation and Parks secured a lease from the Department of Water and Power for the Franklin Canyon Orange Grove. LAPF is restoring and maintaining this orange grove which is among the oldest in California. Thanks to a generous donation from The David Bohnett Foundation, City National Bank and surrounding community members, produce will be harvested from the orange grove by volunteers and donated to local food banks.  The 2014 harvest season yielded 17,600 pounds of fruit.