Friday, June 15, 2007

Dedication and grand opening at Pan Pacific Park

Los Angeles - The Department of Recreation and Parks was very pleased to dedicate a new Senior Activity Center at Pan Pacific Park on Thursday, June 7, 2007. General Manager Jon Kirk Mukri, Councilmember Tom LaBonge and many happy seniors helped celebrate the grand opening.

The $4 million facility boasts a new concept for seniors. The inclusion of an exercising area and gymnasium will help seniors of all ages stay fit and healthy through various physical activities.

Other features of the 13,000-square-foot center include new roofing, lighting, flooring and landscaping. The facility also has a kitchen, an exterior courtyard, a new 62-space parking lot and restrooms that are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Jeffrey Kalban & Associates Architecture, Inc. of Los Angeles designed the facility, which was built by AWI Builders, Inc. of Vernon. The Architectural Division of the Department of Public Works' Bureau of Engineering managed the project through its Municipal Facilities Program. Funding came from developer fees, Propositions A, DD and 12.

Media Contacts:
Jane Kolb: (213)928-9294, or cell, (323)816-6712
Harvey Drut: (213)928-9296, or cell, (323)816-6711

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