Los Angeles Park Forests

Our Park Forest Initiative adds small “forests” to city parks throughout L.A. to offset our carbon footprint, cool surface air temperatures, and educate the public about climate change. Sponsors will have the opportunity to plant groupings of climate-appropriate trees for all Angelenos to enjoy. In partnership with Mayor Eric Garcetti, we hope to plant thousands of new trees citywide in the coming years.

 

Project Goals:

  • FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE by building an urban ecosystem to capture carbon output
  • GROWING URBAN CANOPY by providing new shade coverage in high-need neighborhoods
  • CREATING WILDLIFE HABITATS by establishing natural environments to benefit local fauna
  • RESTORING FIRE DAMAGE by re-planting trees in communities affected by recent wildfires

 

Sponsorship Package Includes:

    • Design, planting, and long-term care of site-specific installations & educational outreach
    • Plaque commemorating the sponsor
    • Forest size & elements tailored to the needs/conditions of the park

 

Berlin Forest in Griffith Park (4730 Crystal Springs Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027)

Sponsor: Green Oak Foundation

About: Steps away from the Griffith Observatory, we’ve added 29 Canary Island pines to the Berlin Forest in memory of the late Councilmember Tom LaBonge. This project was made possible by a generous donation from the Green Oak Foundation.

More information about Griffith Park at https://www.laparks.org/griffithpark.

Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park (25820 Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90710)

 

Sponsor: Thomas R. Miller & Family

About: In this compact and highly activated park, we installed 12 trees including Island Oak trees, Western Sycamore trees, and Queensland Kauri trees. This project was made possible by a generous donation from our past board president Thomas R Miller.

More information about Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park at https://www.laparks.org/park/ken-malloy-harbor-regional.

Lemon Grove Rec Center (4959 Lemon Grove Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029)

Sponsor: Leeor Maciborski

About: In this compact and highly activated park, we installed 12 trees. The mixture of Shumard Oaks and Jacarandas will help reduce noise pollution from the 101 highway. This project was made possible by a generous donation from Leeor Maciborski of ROM Investments.

More information about Lemon Grove Rec Center at https://www.laparks.org/reccenter/lemon-grove.

Mar Vista Rec Center (11430 Woodbine St, Los Angeles, CA 90066)

Sponsor: Windward School

About: Within the central picnic meadow of this beloved Westside park, we’ve planted 20 new trees including Bolivian tipuanas, African tulip trees, plus native oaks and pines. This project was made possible through a generous donation from the Windward School

More information about Mar Vista Rec Center at https://www.laparks.org/reccenter/mar-vista.

Robert Burns Park (225 N Van Ness Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90004)

Sponsor: Randy Paskal

About: Along the side of the park, four 24-inch box Live Oak trees were planted. This project was made possible through a generous donation from our board member, Randy Paskal

More information about Robert Burns Park at https://www.laparks.org/park/burns.

Ross Snyder Rec Center (1501 E 41st St, Los Angeles, CA 90011)

Sponsor: Thomas Safran & Associates

About: Within the main meadow of this amazing East LA park, we’ve planted 12 new trees, six of which are Afghan pine trees and six are Shumard oak trees. This project was made possible through a generous donation from Thomas Safran & Associates.

More information about Ross Snyder Rec Center at https://www.laparks.org/reccenter/ross-snyder.

Hollenbeck Rec Center (415 S St Louis St, Los Angeles, CA 90033)

Sponsor: Sikand Foundation

About: Located in Boyle Heights next to the 5 freeway, we planted 20 new trees, consisting of Jacarandas, Tipuana Tipus, and Brisbane Box trees. This project was made possible through a generous donation from the Sikand Foundation.

More information about Hollenbeck Rec Center at https://www.laparks.org/reccenter/hollenbeck.

Devonshire Arleta Park (14215 Devonshire St, Pacoima, CA 91331)

Sponsor: Wells Fargo

About: Along the two main meadows of this pocket park in Pacoima, we planted 12 new trees, six of which are Tipu trees and six are Oak trees. This project was made possible through the generous donation of Wells Fargo.

More information about Devonshire Arleta Park at https://www.laparks.org/park/devonshire-arleta-park

 

External Resources on the Benefits of Urban Trees:

 

To learn more about this initiative, or to become a sponsor, please contact info@laprksfoundation.org or call (310) 472-1990.

 

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