Rose Award 2014 - May 1, 2014
On May 1, 2014, LAPF will host its 4th annual Rose Award. The Rose Award honors a woman who has made a significant contribution to the quality of life in Los Angeles. Former honorees include Jane Harman, Betty White and Roz Wyman. We look forward to seeing you in the Rose Garden at Exposition Park on May 1st!
Drum Barracks Park Opening - Dec. 4, 2013
The latest 50 Parks Initiative site opening will be the Drum Barracks Park on Saturday, December 7th at 10 am. The event will be hosted by the Department of Recreation and Parks along with Councilmember Joe Buscaino of the Fifteenth District. Stay for the 14th Annual Drum Barracks Civil War Museum's "A Civil War Christmas" which will follow the opening. Horse-drawn trolley rides will be among the festivities. For more information call (310)548-7509 or click here.
Chevy Chase Recreation Center Youth Basketball Clinic - Dec. 2, 2013
Chevy Chase Recreation Center will be hosting free Youth Basketball Clinics in the month of December. All participants will receive quality instruction and will have lots of fun in the process! For more information, call: (213)485-4867.
Monsignor Oscar Romero Monument and Plaza - Nov. 23, 2013
The Department of Recreation and Parks in partnership with Councilmember Gilbert Cedillo of the 1st District will host the Inaguration of the Monsignor Romero Memorial Plaza at MarArthur Park on Saturday November 23rd at 11 am. The plaza is dedicated to the memory of Monsignor Romero for his commitment to human rights. Mayor Eric Garcetti is scheduled to attend.
Annual Basketball Turkey Shoot at Chevy Chase Recreation Center - Nov. 21, 2013
On Thursday, November 21st, Chevy Chase Recreation Center will host its Annual Basketball Turkey Shoot. This is a free event with prizes for first place in each catagory. What better way to get ready for Turkey Day?! For more information call 213. 485.4867.
Department of Recreation and Parks Community Meetings - Nov. 19, 2013
The Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks is asking the community for their input with their budget for the next fiscal year. Meetings have been scheduled at recreation centers throughout the city to discuss maintenace services and operational support for parks and recreation centers. Click here to get the full schedule of meetings.
People For Parks 12th Annual Parks Celebration - Nov. 18, 2013
Join LAPF on November 18, 2013 as People For Parks Honors Hilda Solis for her contributions to parks. Ms. Solis is a former member of the state assembly, state senate and U.S. Congress and President Obama's first term labor secretary. Click here to purchase tickets.
16th Annual Downtown on Ice - Nov. 14, 2013
It's that time of year again! The 16th Annual Downtown on Ice begins with Opening Ceremonies at Pershing Square on November 14th at 11 am. There will be special live performances and lots of holiday cheer! To RSVP, call (213)847-4970 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
90+ Los Angeles Legacy Luncheon - Nov. 7, 2013
On Thursday, November 7th, the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks will honor Angeleno Nonagenarians at the annual 90+ Los Angeles Legacy Luncheon at the Frienship Auditorium. To R.S.V.P. call (213) 485-7512.
LA Recreation and Parks Events - Jan. 1, 2013
Please visit the City of Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Department's Web site to search for special city park and recreation events near you!
LAPF IN THE NEWS
50 Parks Initiative Makes an Impression on Los Angeles Visitors - Aug. 6, 2013
Last month, LAPF was happy to host more than 25 park professionals from around the country for the City Parks Alliance LA Summer Tour. Among other sites, tour participants visited a handful of 50 Park Initiative parks. The sites made quite an impression on the visitors, one of whom wrote about them in San Jose Inside. Click here to read more.
76th St. Park Selected as a "Frontline Park" - July 18, 2013
LAPF is pleased to announce that City Parks Alliance has named 76th St. Park a "Frontline Park". Parks which exemplify urban park excellence, innovation and stewardship are selected for this program. City Parks Alliance will spotlight 76th St. Park on its website throughout the month of July. Click here to read more.
50 Parks Initiative in The Huffington Post - June 28, 2013
On June 20th, Spring St. Park opened to a very excited gathering, including Mayor Villaraigosa. Michael Lehrer, whose firm was involved in the landscape architecture design of the park, wrote about Spring St. and the 50 Parks Initiative in The Huffington Post. Read more here.
Franklin Canyon Orange Grove Dedication - April 19, 2013
The Franklin Canyon Orange Grove is one of the oldest orange groves in California. LAPF received a generous donation from the David Bohnett Foundation to restore the Grove, whose fruit will now be harvested by Food Forward, a local food bank. Click here to read more about the project and the April 11 Dedication.
Wall St. Demolition - Feb. 5, 2013
On January 31st, a blighted property at 8620 Wall St. was demolished to make way for a new walkable park. Part of the 50 Parks Initiative, LAPF secured the donation of the property from JP Morgan Chase. Click here to read the article.
50 Parks Initiative Video - Jan. 15, 2013
The Los Angeles Parks Foundation and the Department of Recreation and Parks produced a video on the 50 Parks Initiative. Click here to watch.
NBC4 Reports on Fulton Avenue Park Opening and The 50 Parks Initiative - Jan. 4, 2013
On January 3rd, Fulton Avenue Park opened, making it the 6th park to open since the launch of the 50 Parks Initiative in August. Click here to read the article and to watch the news report by NBC4.
Barry A. Sanders All Access Sports Field Video - Nov. 29, 2012
In September, LAPF was pleased to be a part of the opening of the first All Access Sports Field in the City and County of Los Angeles. Click here to watch a video about the Barry A. Sanders All Access Sports Field.
50 Parks Initiative on 'Which Way, LA?' - Sept. 12, 2012
LAPF's President, Barry A. Sanders spoke to Warren Olney on 'Which Way, LA?' about the 50 Parks Initiative. Click here to listen to the interview.
NPR Spotlights 50 Parks Initiative and LAPF - Sept. 4, 2012
On August 23, LAPF joined Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to announce the launch of the 50 Parks Initiative. LAPF has been in partnership with the Department of Recreation and Parks from the begining of this project, which aims to increase the amount of walkable parks in the most underserved parts of Los Angeles. The event also marked the opening of two such parks: 49th Street and McKinley Avenue. Click here to listen to the report by NPR on the intiative.