This year, the Los Angeles Parks Foundation contribution to the Senior Citizens Section of the City of Los Angeles, Recreation and Parks Department, and the Los Angeles Federation of Senior Citizen Clubs resulted in a fabulous event. With a "Let the Good Times Roll" theme, staff were able to provide a wonderful Mardi Gras venue for over 240 seniors and numerous family guests, totaling roughly 400 people in attendance. The Los Angeles Parks Foundation is proud to sponsor this annual get together.
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!
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. Phase 3, the new totlot playground, opened in early winter. The final phase was the renovation of the Rec Center restrooms, which were reopened summer 2017.
LAPF partnered with the LA84 Foundation and the Department of Recreation and Parks in the renovation of the Ferraro Fields in Griffith Park. The project replaced all four youth soccer fields with synthetic turf. 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 grand opening of the fields was 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.
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.
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.
Thanks to a grant from the Port of Los Angeles, the Cabrillo Beach Pier Fishing Program was a success last summer and is currently running again. The program serves kids ages 5-16, and provides classroom instruction on local fishing advisories, hands-on pier fishing and a trip to the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium.
Lazy J Park Playground
Natasha Watley Softball League
Rustic Canyon Rec Center Gym Improvement
Cardenas Rec Center Adoption
City-wide Basketball Court Refurbishments
Woodbine Park Improvements
Howard Finn Park Playground
York & Avenue 50 Park Opening
Mason Rec Center Splash Pad and Playspace
Seoul International Park Adoption
76th Street Park
Mar Vista Park Adoption
Rustic Canyon Tennis Court Windscreens
Rustic Canyon Tennis Court Resurfacing
Watts Cluster Education Program
Hoover Park Improvements
Korean Friendship Bell
Wabash Park Adoption
Westchester Skate Park
Holiday in the Parks 2012
Venice Beach Basketball Courts
All Access Sports Field
Denker Recreation Center Adoption
Banning Recreation Center Adoption
Cheviot Hills Basketball Courts
Queen Anne Dug Out Benches
Laurel Canyon Dog Park Shade Structures
Venice Boardwalk Muscle Beach Bleachers
Pedlow Skate Park Shade Structures
Augustus Hawkins Natural Park Adoption
Barrington Recreation Center Refurbishments
Crestwood Hills Adoption
Westwood Recreation Center
Pershing Square Downtown Ice Rink
Mounted Patrol- Griffith Park
Bark for a Cure
109th Street Pool