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.
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.
The Los Angeles Parks Foundation and the Department of Recreation and Parks produced a video on the 50 Parks Initiative. Click here to watch.
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.
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.
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.
City Hall Park, which has been undergoing resnovations since December 2011, reopened on July 19th. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa introduced the park's new landscape, which was designed by both the City and the public. Over half of the turf was removed and replaced with low water use and native plants. Read the article here.
Since partnering with Shane's Inspiration, the Department of Recreation and Parks has built 21 Inclusive Playgrounds throughout Los Angeles. LAPF is proud to announce that this summer, the first All Access Sports Field in Los Angeles will open. Click here to read an interview with the Department's General Manager, Jon Kirk Mukri on inclusive play within LA.
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Los Angeles, CA
Rustic Night Party (Saturday, June 1, 6-9PM)
an evening celebration in the Rustic Park Courtyard. In a magical cocktail party setting, you can enjoy drinks, food, friendship, and music by DJ Digs.
As part of the event, we'll be honoring longtime park supporters: George Wolfberg, Randy Young and Betty Lou Young.
Adults only. Live music performed by Doug Suisman and Jill Hobert. COST $150/ person, $250/couple
Speed Tennis (Saturday, June 1, 12-2PM)
an afternoon clinic/tournament. Led by top pros, players of all levels can enjoy 2 hours of fast-paced action in a group setting.
This event is open to adults and children. COST: $50/ person
Each event requires separate purchase.
ADDITIONAL DONATIONS GLADLY ACCEPTED!
Additional donations will be memorialized on a plaque. $500/ BRONZE LEVEL, $1000/SILVER, $2000/GOLD, $5,000/LIFETIME UPLIFTER
All donations and proceeds go to the Los Angeles Parks Foundation a 501 (c)(3) organization
to help pay for the resurfacing of new tennis courts and the resurfacing of the park gym.
Donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS:
Food and catering provided by Elisabet Spaulding & Tara Amiel
Additional catering provided by Chris Lombardi
Wines provided by Allison Robb
Decorations provided by Deasy/ Penner & Partners
Antiques provided by Gift Garden Antiques
Rugs provided by Designer's Rug Resource
Gardening and design provided by Lisa Onodera-Spence
DJ by Mike Dignum
Event Photography by Thaddaeus Scheel
Awards designed and created by Moye Thompson
Date: June 1, 2013
Start 12:00:00 to 09:00:00
Santa Monica (CALIFORNIA) 601 Latimer Road Zip: 90402
Click here to read the Department of Recreation and Parks most recent RAP sheet. The dedication of the Franklin Canyon Orange Grove and the 50 Parks Initiative are among the highlights.
Join Councilman Zine and the Department of Recreation and Parks for the opening of the new playground at John Quimby Park. The event will be held at 7008 De Soto Ave. Winnetka, 91306 on Febraury 28th at 1:30 p.m.
On Febuary 14th, Orchard Avenue Park will open as one of the 50 Parks Initiative. The event will be hosted by the Department of Recreation and Parks and Councilwoman Jan Perry of the ninth district. The event begins at 9 a.m.at 4600 S. Orchard Avenue Los Angeles, 90037.
In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the Department of Recreation and Parks, The Friends of West LA and The Los Angeles Sparks are hosting the 4th Annual International Dream Games. The event will be held on January 19th at Westwood Recreation Complex. Click here for more information.
Valley Glen Community Park will be unveiling a newly completed Universally Accessible Playground on January 24th. Click here for more details.
Join the Department of Recreation and Parks for the kick-off of the South L.A. Wetlands Newton PAL Youth Center on January 24th from 3-4 p.m. For more information, call: 213.473.7009.
Two city parks will have volunteer opportunities to prune roses throughout the month of January. On Saturday January 12th, Orcutt Ranch Park will be hosting an event from 9a.m.-12p.m. Additional volunteer opportunities are available after 1p.m. on January 9th-11th. On January 26th, volunteers are welcome at Homestead Acre Park South from 9 a.m. to noon. Speaking of roses, we are not far from our 2013 Rose Award. More information to follow shortly!
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!
Many might be surprised to learn that LA counts lighthouses and a Civil War Museum amongst it's destinations. Click here to read more about the City of LA Recreation and Parks Department Museums.