Category Archives: Parks

Nighttime Play Is NOT Allowed at Palisades Bocce Courts

Several residents whose properties are adjacent to the Palisades Recreation Center were not aware that nighttime bocce had been approved by L.A. City Recreation and Parks. They asked Circling the News to check about the leagues that were playing after … Continue reading

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Viewpoint – L.A. City Needs to Assure Parents There Are NO Pedophiles in Parks

  Anyone who has ever volunteered to referee or coach at a L.A. City Recreation Center or for a youth sport team or activity knows they need to be fingerprinted (live scanned). Those who come near kids, are also often … Continue reading

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Planting Flags on the Village Green — And Honoring the Heroes on Flight 93

American Legion Auxiliary members voted to commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and honor the victims by placing flags in Pacific Palisades. The board overseeing the Village Green, a private park in the center of the town, approved the request. Last … Continue reading

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Rotarian Nancy Cleveland Waters Trees at Will Rogers and Seeks Volunteers to Help 

Nancy Cleveland, a Pacific Palisades landscape artist, spends time with her oils at Will Rogers State Historic Park. In early June, she noticed that “the big eucalyptus tree and the pepper trees in the picnic area were not looking good. … Continue reading

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Great News from the Recreation and Park Board Meeting

Marvin Braude Beach Trail Widening Approved: Pacific Palisades residents received some great news at today’s meeting of the L.A. Recreation and Park Board of Commissioners and afterwards. First, they approved the Marvin Braude Beach Trail Gap Closure Project in Pacific Palisades, and … Continue reading

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Park Meeting: Palisadians Continue Their Campaign for a Dog Park

(Editor’s note: After local residents attended and spoke at the LA County Parks Needs Assessment Update meeting on Zoom last night, several of them wrote the following letter and shared it with Circling the News.) Thank you for hosting the … Continue reading

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Muscle Beach in Venice Receives $500,000 from L.A. Park Commissioners

About $500,000 was approved by the L.A. Board of Recreation and Park Commissioners at its August 5 meeting in order to refurbish and renovate the interior and the exterior of the iconic Muscle Beach weightlifting pen at Venice Beach. The … Continue reading

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Fencing Plans for George Wolfberg Park at Potrero

The 46-acre George Wolfberg Park in Potrero Canyon is currently undergoing landscaping, which is scheduled to be completed in early 2022. State legislators have approved funding ($11 million) to build a pedestrian bridge that connects the park with Will Rogers … Continue reading

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Dockweiler RV Park Is a Popular Destination for Legitimate Tourists/Travelers

Tourists who travel in RVs across America stay in KOA campgrounds, state parks and other lesser known campgrounds. One of the favorite destinations listed on numerous sites is the RV park at Dockweiler State Beach in Playa del Rey. The California Best … Continue reading

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L.A. County Parks and Recreation Wants Your Input, Again

  The L.A. County Department of Parks and Recreation is inviting residents to an online workshop at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, August 18. The Zoom meeting will give participants the opportunity to   “provide input to help inform future planning … Continue reading

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