The 11th District will gain a new public spaces thanks to an initiative to add 170 acres of new park space around the City of Los Angeles.
The 50 Parks Initiative – a public-private partnership that will add new park space across the City. The parks, a quarter of which are under an acre in size, include safety and environmentally sustainable features and are located in neighborhoods that need it the most.
The new park spaces in CD11 are Via Dolce in Marina del Rey and the LAX Northside Open Space.
Councilmember Bill Rosendahl fought to ensure that the 11th District was included in the 50 Parks initiative. As part of his push to be included, Rosendahl was able to secure funding for design and submittal of a Coastal Develeopment Permit for 3503 Via Dolce, which will eventually be developed as a community approved gateway to Grand Canal park.
Approximately $80.9 million in funding has been secured or identified for the acquisition, design, and construction of these new parks. These funds have been secured from over a dozen sources including local, state, and federal funds as well as private funds from foundations, non-profits, and corporate donations, according to the Mayor’s office.
Each park takes between four and six months to build. The Department hopes to open 16 of the 53 before July 2013.
Those interested in donating to the 50 Parks Initiative should visit: http://www.laparksfoundation.org