CURRENT PROJECTS

  • Barrington Recreation Center

    Through LAPF's Adopt-A-Park program, The Archer School for Girls donated funds to Barrington Recreation Center which went towards installing all new vinyl fencing around the baseball field and batting cage, as well as brand new shade toppers and benches for the dugouts. We know the community will enjoy these upgrades for years to come!

  • Hazard Recreation Center Renovation

    Due to a generous donation made by USC, a multi-phase renovation is underway at Hazard Recreation Center. Phase 1, the refurbishment of the basketball and tennis courts, was completed May 1, 2015. The courts received all new surfacing, as well as two new additional half basketball courts. Phase 2 began in early May and was completed with a ribbon cutting ceremony on October 31st, and included outdoor fitness zones and jogging paths. The new playground will be opened in early winter.

  • Ferraro Youth Fields Refurbishment

    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. The 4 youth fields were celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony on October 31, 2015, and were opened for permitted play on November 7th. For permitting, please call the Municipal Sports Office at (818) 246-5613.

  • Tiffany & Co. Foundation Overlook

    LAPF is pleased to announce the completion of the Tiffany & Co. Foundation Overlook in Griffith Park. LAPF received a grant in the amount of $100,000 from Tiffany & Co. Foundation for the maintenance and preservation of the overlook for an estimated term of 20 years. 

  • Palms Park Outdoor Fitness Zone

    The Friends of West LA provided a donation to Palms Park for the installation of a new outdoor fitness zone. An informational sign along with five fitness pieces were installed: one wheelchair-accessible chest press machine, a pendulum ab and dip station, lat pull and vertical press combo, leg press, and an elliptical cross trainer. Up to 13 people can get in a workout at any given time. Outdoor fitness zones have become very popular across the City because of their convenience, and many park goers use the outdoor fitness equipment for their daily exercise and rely on them to meet their fitness goals. The ribbon cutting ceremony took place September 21st, 2015, with Councilmember Koretz.

  • NRPA/ESPN Softball Grant

    In 2015, the Natasha Watley League was created in partnership with the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, the Natasha Watley Foundation, and a grant from ESPN through NRPA. The girls received uniforms, trophies, the opportunity to compete in the 4 Points of the Diamond program, and to work and mentor with college women athletes.

  • Lazy J. Park Playground

    Thanks to a generous donation by Pulte Homes, Lazy J. Park has been refurbished with two brand new playgrounds for ages 2-5 and 5-12, and resilient rubber surfacing. The play area previously sat in a sand pit, which posed health and safety risks. Construction took place during June and July 2015 and a ribbon cutting event was held on August 7th, with Councilmember Englander conducting the ceremony.

  • Cabrillo Beach Pier Fishing Program

    Thanks to a grant from the Port of LA, the Cabrillo Beach Pier Fishing Program is in full swing this summer! The program provides environmental education and classroom instruction on local fishing advisories as well as hands-on pier fishing experience for kids ages 5-16. 

  • 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 in Summer 2016.

  • Franklin Canyon Orange Grove

    In 2012, The Department of Recreation and Parks secured a lease from the Department of Water and Power, as a result of LAPF securing a private donation from the David Bohnett Foundation for the initial restoration, maintenance and enchancement of the grove. LAPF is restoring and maintaining this orange grove which is among the oldest in California. LAPF has been partnering with local non-profit organization Food Forward to harvest the grove since 2014. The 2015-2016 harvest season yielded 22,571 pounds of fruit, 100% of which was donated to local food banks. In the summer of 2015, LAPF purchased a small electric vehicle to assist with the hauling of fruit during harvest events.