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Median Park In The New 9th

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Every neighborhood deserves a park, but in the Ninth District, open space is scarce and adding green space has been a chronic challenge. But this weekend, Councilmember Curren Price joined with  members of CANNDU Neighborhood Council, local residents, volunteers and the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust to break ground on a brand new park which will convert an under-utilized median into a lush parkway. When completed the project will include fitness zones, a toddler playground, picnic areas and a tree-lined seating area.

The Avalon and Gage Park was first identified by CANNDU neighborhood council and local residents in 2002. The goal was to create a neighborhood space for the densely populated but park-poor area. What started out as a plan to bring some planters and seating to the intersection of avalon and Gage quickly grew into a dream of creating a park for residents of all ages to enjoy. In 2009, the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust got involved and worked with the neighborhood council to secure Prop K funding as well as facilitate  a community design process.

” The New Ninth is about bringing a transformation to our community, replacing blights and neglect with the kinds of amenities that so many other parts of our city enjoy,” said Councilman Curren Price. ” Nothing says change like taking an under used median and converting it into a park for residents of all ages to enjoy. I am excited and eager to see this project completed and thank the Neighborhood Land Trust and all of our partners for their investment and support.”

New Ninth Median Park

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This entry was posted on May 18, 2014 by in Ninth District, Parks and Rec, South LA, SouthLA Beautification, Walk SouthLA and tagged , , , .
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