Just Another Day In SouthLA
Located in a unincoroparted area near Lawndale, in the South Bay region of LA County, El Camino Village neighborhood now has some superb options for staying cool this summer. After four years, $16.5 million, and a lot of sweat and tears (I’m assuming from the construction workers) Alondra Park will be unveiled on Monday, July 25 as a completely new facility, including a 25 x 25 meter pool, a 6,000-square-foot pool house and recreation building, and a 3,000 – square-foot water “splash pad” area — all of which will be welcome relief as 2012 is on schedule to become the hottest year in United States history. The upgraded park, courtesy of Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas will have other amenities as well, including a 14,000-square-foot skateboard park, a new restroom building, and new picnic shelters.
On a different note, the park is now an environmental, as well as recreational, standout. The project incorporates design elements that aim to conserve water usage and minimize run-off, such as drought tolerant landscaping. Other green building features have been included that meet Silver Certification requirements of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program.