2014 Rose Award


Brenda Levin

Award Presenter
Dr. E.C. Krupp
Annual Rose Award Luncheon
Rose Garden in Exposition Park
701 State Drive, Los Angeles, 90037
Thursday May 1st
reception beginning at 11:30am

Please join us and support Los Angeles City parks!

The Rose Award was established to recognize women who have made extraordinary contributions to the quality of life in Los Angeles. This years recipient will be Architect Brenda Levin, FAIA, known for revitalizing Los Angeles' urban, historic and cultural form.  For over 30 years her architecture and urban design firm has pioneered the preservation and redefinition of important historic landmarks including Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles City Hall, Wiltern Theater, Bradbury, Oviatt, Fine Arts buildings and Grand Central Market.

Please email Amanda Kelley with questions and for tribute journal information:


701 State Drive ,90037
Los Angeles , CALIFORNIA

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!

Rancho Park Golf Course Re-Opening - April 24, 2014

The Rancho Park Golf Course Driving Range will re-open next Thursday, April 24 at 9:30 am. Councilmember Paul Koretz of the fifth district will be in attendance. See you then!

Spring Fest at Chevy Chase Recreation Center - April 18, 2014

Join Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell of the thirteenth disrtict and the Department of Recreation and Parks for the Spring Festival at Chevy Chase Recreation Center. Activities will include arts and crafts, egg dyeing, face painting and an egg hunt. 

UAP Opening at Studio City Recreation Center - April 16, 2014

Studio City Recreation Center has a brand new Universally Accesible Playground! Join the Department of Recreation and Parks and Councilmember Paul Krekorian of the Second District for the opening today at 3 pm. See you there!

Avalon & Gage Park Groundbreaking - April 15, 2014

Come out for the Groundbreaking at Avalon & Gage Park on Saturday, May 3. The event will include music, children's activities, and a resource fair. Avalon & Gage Park is part of the 50 Parks Initiative. 

Holleigh Bernson Memorial Park - April 11, 2014

Thanks to the efforts of the Office of Councilmember Englander of the 12th District and the Porter Ranch Neighborhood Council, funding was secured for new outdoor fitness equipment at Holleigh Bernson Memorial Park. On Friday, April 11th, the Department of Recreation and Parks along with the Office of Councilmember Englander will host a ribbon cutting at 2 pm. For more information, contact Megan Cottier at 818.882.1212.

Branford Recreation Center - April 10, 2014

The Department of Recreation and Parks and  Councilwoman Nury Martinez of the 6th District along with the Department of Public Works and Bureau of Engineering will host the Opening of Outdoor Improvements at Branford Recreation Center on Thursday April 10 at 10:00 am. 

LA River 5K Fun Run - April 8, 2014

The 3rd Annual LA River 5K Fun Run will take place on Sunday May 4. The event raises funds for LA River revitalization efforts and this year's course will include the new Sunnynook River Park. Click here for more information. 

Vaudeville in the Park - April 3, 2014

On Sunday May 4, Independent Shakespeare Co. will host Vaudeville in the Park at the Old Zoo in Griffith Park. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the annual Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets. 

Hansen Dam Ranger Station - March 27, 2014

The Department of Recreation and Parks, The Department of Public Works and Councilmember Felipe Fuentes of the 7th District will host the Grand Opening of the Hansen Dam Ranger Station on Thursday, March 27th at 10:00 a.m. Stick around for a 30 minute Ranger lead hike!

Patton St. Park & Garden Groundbreaking - March 22, 2014

Come out and join the community for the groundbreaking of Patton St. Park & Garden on March 22. Councilmember Gil Cedillo of the First District and the Department of Recreation and Parks will be on hand for the festivities. There will be live music, refreshments and community input on the mosaic for the park. For more information, call 323.223.0441, ext. 12

Algin Sutton Recreation Center FIT Campus Playground - March 19, 2014

Join the Department of Recreation and Parks, Councilmember Bernard Parks of the 8th District and the Los Angeles Clippers for the grand opening of the FIT Campus Playground and Basketball Refurbishment at Algin Sutton Recreation Center on March 19 at 3 p.m. Following the ceremony, the Clippers will be leading a FIT clinic. See you there!

Woodbine Park Playground Opening - Feb. 20, 2014

Join the Department of Recreation and Parks and Councilmember Paul Koretz of the 5th District for the opening of the Woodbine Park Playground on Thursday, February 20th at 10 a.m.

Victorian Magic Show at Heritage Square Museum - Jan. 25, 2014

Heritage Square Museum houses nine historic Los Angeles homes which sit on a parcel of city parkland. Starting January 25, Heritage Square Museum will host a Victorian Magic Show at the Perry Mansion grand parlor. Click here for more information and to learn more about the museum.

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!


One Day on Earth - April 15, 2014

LAPF is pleased to participate in One Day on Earth, a 24-hour filming campaign with the goal of igniting a collaborative effort to communicate topics related to Los Angeles' culture and future. Among such topics are parks and open space. Click here to watch a video about this extraordinary project. 

RAP Conserves 87 Million Gallons of Water in March - April 9, 2014

Thanks to the Department of Recreation and Parks' conservation efforts, 87 million gallons of water were saved during last month's rain. Click here.

North Hollywood Recreation Center - March 26, 2014

The Department of Recreation and Parks recently produced a video showcasing all that North Hollywood Recreation Center has to offer. Click here to watch.

Griffith Park Nature Conservancy - March 3, 2014

In partnership with the Department of Recreation and Parks, LAPF is proposing to restore and conserve an old nursery at Griffith Park for the purposes of demonstrating conservation best practices and making LA a greener city. Click here to watch a video about the project. 

50 Parks Initiative in CV Independent - Feb. 18, 2014

What a pleasant surprise to hear that Los Angeles is becoming an example of urban sustainability. Even better, the 50 Parks Initiative is mentioned as a contributing factor. Read the article here. 

LAPF in the Los Angeles Times - Jan. 16, 2014

Chairman of the Board of LAPF, Barry Sanders recently penned an OP ED piece for the LA Times in which he addresses the efforts of the Department of Recreation and Parks and LAPF to make LA a more park rich city. Read the article here. 

Los Angeles Magazine Article on LA Parks and the 50 Parks Initiative - Jan. 14, 2014

LAPF's Executive Director, Judith Kieffer took a tour of some 50 Park Initiative sites for an article which appears in January's Los Angeles Magazine. Read the article here.

Mason Recreation Center - Jan. 14, 2014

Construction has started on the play area at Mason Recreation Center. LAPF recieved a grant from First 5 LA for the renovation of play spaces at the park, which will enable play for children of all abilities. Click here to read more. 

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 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. 

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.