Category Archives: Parks

Questions Go Unanswered, But RAP Approves Tiny Homes for Homeless in Eagle Rock

Recreation and Park Board Commissioner Joe Halper, a Pacific Palisades resident, asked two important questions at the RAP meeting held virtually on June 17. During the meeting, the five-member board considered and then approved putting tiny homes for the homeless … Continue reading

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Glen Alla Park Is Renamed Bill Rosendahl Del Rey Park

Glen Alla Park, located off the 90 expressway near Culver Boulevard, has been renamed the Bill Rosendahl Del Rey Park. The park, which had been named geographically because it is bordered by Glencoe Avenue and Alla Road, received full support … Continue reading

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Veterans Gardens Must Make Changes Before Gaining Approval by Recreation and Park Commissioners

The Veterans Gardens/Bocce Courts at the Palisades Recreation Center have not yet received final approval from the L.A. City Board of Recreation and Parks Commissioners, which it must have before it opens. Several residents complained to Circling the News that … Continue reading

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Westchester Neighborhood Council Opposes Bonin Motion

(Editor’s note: Paula Gerez, president of the Westchester Neighborhood Council, spoke eloquently at today’s City Council hearing regarding the Bonin/Ridley-Thomas motion that seeks to house homeless individuals on two County-owned beach parking lots and in several City parks. She has … Continue reading

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It’s Finally Official: Landscaping to Begin in George Wolfberg Park at Potrero 

At the May 20 Board of Recreation and Park Commissioners meeting, a landscaping contract for $8,892,394 was awarded to Ford E.C., Inc. for the George Wolfberg Park at Potrero Canyon. The 46-acre property, which will be a passive recreation park … Continue reading

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Ceremony Honors Carol Leacock and the Los Leones “Glamazons”

Leacock Moves to Santa Fe after Decades of Activism By SUE PASCOE and BILL BRUNS Friends gathered Friday morning at Los Leones Gateway Park to bid goodbye to Carol Leacock, a treasured environmental leader in Pacific Palisades and a former … Continue reading

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City May Rename Park in Honor of Late City Councilman Bill Rosendahl

Bill Rosendahl, the late City Councilman for CD 11, may have a park named after him. At a Recreation and Park (RAP) Facility and Repair Maintenance Commission Task Force meeting on April 1, commissioners listened as Glen Alla Park was … Continue reading

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L.A. Rec and Park Commissioners Discuss Local Issues; Palisades Park Advisory Board to Meet

The L.A. Recreation and Park Commissioners, including Palisadian Joe Halper, met on March 4 via Zoom. Circling the News was particularly interested in two items on the agenda: the proposed playground replacement in Westwood and the Veterans’ Gardens approval in … Continue reading

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Zoom Meeting for Controversial Topanga Lagoon Restoration Project 

California State Parks and the Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains are seeking public input and suggestions to help plan the restoration of the Topanga Lagoon area. A virtual meeting will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 … Continue reading

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New Restroom on Rose Avenue Cost the City an Inflated $2 Million

  An expensive new restroom was built last year with L.A. Rec and Park funds at Rose Avenue along the Venice Ocean Park Walk. The 815-sq.-ft. structure includes 10 stalls. The initial bid to replace the previous structure was $1,783,000, … Continue reading

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