CURRENT PROJECTS

  • New Archery Range at Cheviot Hills Recreation Center

    Thanks to a our partnership with the Easton Sports Development Foundation, the all-new, state-of-the-art Easton Rancho Archery Range had its grand opening on Saturday, September 23, 2017. The event was hosted by Mayor Garcetti, with speakers including Councilman Paul Koretz, General Manager of LA Department of Recreation and Parks Mike Shull, and champion archer and actor Geena Davis. The range boasts 10-, 20-, 30- and 80-meter ranges for archers of all skill levels. Come by the range and take lessons! 2455 Motor Avenue

  • Rustic Canyon Courtyard and Clubhouse

    LAPF recently completed the courtyard renovation at Rustic Canyon Recreation Center. We replaced the old doors with historically accurate french doors and windows throughout the courtyard and gave them a beautiful blue hue. Through community fundraising the courtyard has regained its historical elegance.

    Restoration of the Clubhouse, also known as the Dodo Pavilion, has been recently completed. This project involved a full interior makeover and now houses tennis equipment to serve the tennis community of Rustic Canyon Recreation Center, as it once did. 

  • Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park

    Reopened on June 17, 2017 Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park now boasts an all-new fitness circuit, the largest of its kind in Southern California, funded by Kaiser Permanente. The circuit is a comfortable space for adults of all ages and abilities to work out, with three separate adult fitness areas  throughout the overall space, in addition to a playful climbing area that is fun and useful for both children and adults. 

  • Shannon Stein Westwood Memorial Dog Park Fund

    The Stein Family has started the Shannon Stein Westwood Memorial Dog Park Fund in memory of their daughter, who loved the outdoors.  Donations will go directly towards the new Westwood Dog Park currently under construction at Westwood Recreation Center.

  • Lionel James Murray Memorial Playground

    Lionel James Murray, son of Matthew Murray and Kathleen Eagan Murray and brother to Calvin, passed away in his sleep in March 2017 at the age of 25 months.  His death was categorized as SUDC, or Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood.  Lionel spent nearly every day of his life at a playground in the Los Angeles area, where he met friends and shared his infectious joy for life.  

    To honor his memory, his family has chosen to rehabilitate a playground in an underserved neighborhood of Los Angeles, so that other children will have the opportunity to learn and play in a beautiful and safe place.  

    If you would like to help honor his memory, you can make a tax deductible donation to the Lionel James Murray Memorial Playground by clicking on this photo.

  • Girls Play LA Initiative

    The City of Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Department has launched the Girls Play LA Initiative to encourage, promote, and support sports programs and movement classes specifically for girls and young women.  Please donate today.

  • Wellness Walks

    Through our popular Wellness Walks initiative, we fund and install sturdy, state-of-the-art, fitness equipment so that people can work out in the open air on their own schedule throughout the day, year-round.  The equipment stations are spread out along perimeter walking paths and offer a complete work-out.  People have so much fun working out that it inspires others to try it.  Our primary focus for Wellness Walks is low-income neighborhoods where private health clubs don’t exist.  

  • 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 obtaining a private donation from the David Bohnett Foundation for the initial restoration, maintenance and enchancement of the grove. Thanks to continued generous donations from David Bohnett Foundation and City National Bank, LAPF has partnered with local non-profit organization Food Forward to harvest the grove since 2013. In the summer of 2015, LAPF purchased a small electric vehicle to assist with the hauling of fruit during harvest events. The 2015-2016 harvest season yielded 22,571 pounds of fruit, 100% of which was donated to local food banks.