An example of a public park in autumn. Photo from Pixabay.
An example of a public park in autumn. Photo from Pixabay.

The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to seek $8.45 million in funding for 10 park projects through Measure A, the “Safe, Clean Neighborhood Parks and Beaches Measure” approved by L.A. County voters in 2016.

Council members authorized the Department of Recreation and Parks to submit 10 grant applications to receive:

— $440,000 for Hope and Peace Park, at 843 S. Bonnie Brae St. in the Westlake area of Council District 1. The funding would be used for the demolition of an existing play area to install new play areas and safety surfacing, landscaping and amenities, as well as pathway improvements;

— $1.32 million for Strathern Park West, at 12541 Saticoy St. in the Sun Valley area of Council District 2. The funding would be used to create a new off-leash dog park, a new parking lot, a new basketball court and more;

— $2.09 million for North Hollywood Park, at 11430 Chandler Blvd. in the North Hollywood area of Council District 2. The funding would be used to create a new off-leash dog park and add synthetic surfacing, hydration stations and shade structures.

— $385,000 for Devonwood Park, at 10230 Woodman Ave. in the Panorama City area of Council District 7. The funding would be used for the installation of new park lighting, security cameras and related electrical infrastructure;

— $440,000 for Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center, at 3916 S. Western Ave. in the Exposition Park area of Council District 8. The funding would be used for the removal and replacement of the safety surfacing at the existing children’s play area;

— $990,000 for South Park Recreation Center, at 345 E. 51st St. in the South Park area of Council District 9. The funding would be used for the demolition of an existing play area to install a new one, as well as site landscaping and amenities and park path improvements;

— $805,000 for Mae Boyar Recreation Center, at 23936 Highlander Road in the West Hills area of Council District 12. The funding would be used for the demolition of an existing play area to install a new one, along with landscaping and amenity additions and park pathway improvements;

— $770,000 for Chatsworth Oaks Park, at 9301 Valley Circle Blvd. in the Chatsworth area of Council District 12. The funding would be used for the demolition of an existing play area to install a new one, along with landscaping and amenity additions and park pathway improvements;

— $275,000 for O’Melveny Park, at 17300 Sesnon Blvd. in the Granada Hills area of Council District 12. The funding would be used for trail improvements, including park signage, trail markers, information kiosks and interpretive signage; and

— $935,000 for State Street Recreation Center, at 716 N. State St. in the Boyle Heights area of Council District 14. The funding would be used for the demolition of an existing play area to install a new one, along with landscaping and amenity additions and park pathway improvements.

Measure A was approved by 75% of L.A. County voters in November 2016, generating about $96.8 million per year through a countywide parcel tax. The Los Angeles County Regional Park and Open Space District administers the funds and provides grant awards to cities, agencies and nonprofits.

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