Wednesday, August 17, 2005
NEW SYNTHETIC SOCCER FIELD
AT GRIFFITH PARK
The Department of Recreation and Parks joined Councilmember Tom LaBonge on Tuesday, August 16, to dedicate a synthetic surface soccer field at Griffith Park. A significant advantage of having the two-acre synthetic surface is the reduction in maintenance costs. Funding for the $1.1 million project came from Proposition K ($700,000) and the Federal Land and Water Conservation Fund ($400,000). Land Images of Los Angeles designed the field, Los Angeles Engineering, Inc. of Rosemead performed the work, and the Bureau of Engineering (Department of Public Works) managed the project.
CUTTING THE RIBBON: Pictured above (from left to right) Jon Kirk Mukri, General Manager, Department of Recreation and Parks; Cathie Santo-Domingo, Project Manager, Bureau of Engineering; Neil Drucker, Prop K Project Manager, Bureau of Engineering; soccer captains from local youth teams, Fourth District Councilman Tom LaBonge and Mark Mariscal, Griffith Metro Region Superintendent, Department of Recreation and Parks.
Jane Kolb: (213) 928-9294, or cell (323) 816-6712
Harvey Drut: (213) 928-9296, or cell (323) 816-6711