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2023 Griffith Park Half Marathon & 5K
2022 Lotus Festival in Echo Park
LAPF in the News
LA This Week: Griffith Park Lovers Just Got 10 More Green Acres to Enjoy
Read more here: https://www.larchmontbuzz.com/featured-stories-larchmont-village/new-griffith-park-forest-dedicated-to-tom-labonge/
LA This Week: Laurel Canyon Dog Park Gets a Makeover
Beverly Press – Pan Pacific Park Playground Rises From the Ashes
Read more here: https://beverlypress.com/2023/02/pan-pacific-park-playground-rises-from-the-ashes/
LA CityView 35: Griffith Park Run 2023
Larchmont Buzz: New Griffith Park Forest Dedicated to Tom LaBonge
The Wild (Los Angeles Times): LAPF Native Demonstration Garden
LOS ANGELES — Last month, I wrote about the many microforests around Los Angeles managed by the L.A. Parks Foundation. Last weekend, I visited the group’s offices in Griffith Park, where they have their very own native demonstration garden. The Commonwealth Nursery Garden “not only demonstrates the techniques of native plant gardening but also will hopefully inspire native plant cultivation for parks throughout Los Angeles and beyond,” says L.A. Parks Foundation Executive Director Carolyn Ramsay, who points to sustaining biodiversity and combating climate change.
Read more here: https://www.latimes.com/travel/newsletter/2022-09-15/public-art-los-angeles-walks-the-wild
Larchmont Buzz: Television City Donates Funds to Repair Vandalized Pan Pacific Park Play Area
Back in July, we reported on a fire that seriously damaged a toddler playground at Pan Pacific Park. At the time, there was no word yet on whether or not the vandalized equipment would be repaired or replaced, but the Buzz learned this week that the LA Parks Foundation has received a donation of $236,000 from Hackman Capital Partners, owners of nearby Television City, to rebuild the damaged playground.Read more here: Television City Donates Funds to Repair Vandalized Pan Pacific Park Play Area
KTLA5: LA Parks Foundation Rebuilds Pan Pacific Playground
LOS ANGELES — The LA Parks Foundation received a $236,000 donation to rebuild a playground at Pan Pacific Park which was recently damaged by a fire.
Spectrum News 1: Griffith Park Garden Focuses on Native SoCal Plants
Spectrum News 1: Barnsdall Art Park’s Historic Olive Grove Restoration Continues
LA Weekly: Restoration of Historic Olive Grove at Barnsdall Art Park Takes Root
USA Today: Clippers pledged to renovate Los Angeles' public basketball courts. Four years (and a $10 million donation) later, they've done it.
The Clippers pledged to renovate all Los Angeles area basketball courts in partnership with the Los Angeles Parks Foundation in 2018.
Four years and 350 public basketball courts later, the Clippers fulfilled that vow.
Clippers owner Steve Ballmer and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti were on hand to unveil a new basketball court at the Michelle and Barack Obama Sports Center in Los Angeles, the last of 350 Clippers Community Courts refurbished in the city.Read the full article here: Clippers pledged to renovate Los Angeles' public basketball courts. Four years (and a $10 million donation) later, they've done it.
LA This Week: Barnsdall Art Park Gets New Olive Trees
CBS LOS ANGELES: City Officials Plant Trees as Part of Barnsdall Park Olive Grove Restoration
LA Weekly: The Hidden Franklin Canyon Orange Grove Moves Food Forward
LA Times Today: How Micro Forests Combat Climate Change in LA
LA This Week: Muscle Beach Reopens
LA Daily News: Environment-Boosting ‘Microforest’ Takes Root in Pacoima
ChicagoNow: Los Angeles Parks Foundation to Plant "LA Park Forest" at Devonshire Arleta Park on Tuesday, December 7th
Larchmont Buzz: Native Micro-Forest at Griffith Park Appears Promising
Wunderman Thompson: Insights - Microforests
Larchmont Chronicle: Parks Foundation works to improve Robert Burns trail
LA Times: Where to find L.A.’s newest micro forests
LAist: Boyle Heights' Hollenbeck Park Gets A Forest Of New Trees
LA's Daily News: New Los Angeles Park Forest planted at Ross Snyder Recreation Center
Chicago Now: Restoration of Barnsdall Park's Historic Olive Grove
KTLA5: L.A. Parks Foundation Pushes Against Proposed Park Budget Cut
Beverly Press: ‘Orange’ you glad they are helping?
Los Feliz Ledger: Tom LaBonge Memorial Fund for Griffith Park Established
Larchmont Buzz: LAPF Funded to Install Four Mini Forests in LA Parks
NBC-LA: This Free Harvest Fest Is a Griffith Park Gem
LA Magazine: 8 Fall Festivals in L.A. That Are Sure to Put You in a Gourd Mood
LA Downtown News: New Basketball Court, Other Upgrades Made to Skid Row Parks
NBC News: Middle School in Watts Gets 9 New Basketball Courts Courtesy of Clippers
Students at Charles Drew Middle School near Watts were treated Tuesday to the unveiling of nine new basketball courts and other upgrades to their athletic facilities that were funded by the Los Angeles Clippers and American Airlines. The Clippers last year opened the first of hundreds of planned public basketball courts across Los Angeles to be renovated over the next three years through a $10 million gift to the Los Angeles Parks Foundation. The Charles Drew Middle School renovations happened because rapper Stix, who grew up in Watts, persuaded the Clippers to also renovate the facilities at the school, Councilman Joe Buscaino's office said. Read more here.
OC Register: Steve Ballmer, Clippers fixing L.A.’s neighborhood basketball courts
Forbes: As a New MLS Season Kicks Off, How Can We Have More Soccer Fields for Kids?
104.3 MyFM: Lisa Foxx discusses 5th Annual Griffith Park Run
Marymount High: Community Welcomes "Inspiring Boldness" Speaker Carolyn Ramsay
LA Sentinel: A Christmas Story—What Does Christmas Mean to You?
Larchmont Chronicle: Parks Foundation to begin second decade with Ramsay at reins
NBC: Frolic at a Free Harvest Festival at Griffith Park
No news flash is required for what we're about to reveal next, however: November is still a month that sits squarely within autumn, at least in this hemisphere, and it, too, can possess harvest-y pleasures. And one such good time is going to pop up, for free, near the Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round, on Crystal Springs Drive, on Sunday, Nov. 4. So cheers to you, dear Harvest Festival at Griffith Park, as you enter your second annual go-around. Read more here.
Video: Something for everyone in LA City Parks
See how parks are integrated in our daily lives, 365 days of the year. Watch video here.