Monday, June 11, 2007

Dedication of improvements at Yucca Park Community Center

Los Angeles - The Department of Recreation and Parks is very pleased to have dedicated not one, but two, new additions at Yucca Park Community Center on Thursday, January 25, 2007. Council President Eric Garcetti, Councilmember Tom LaBonge and Assistant General Manager Kevin W. Regan were in attendance to cut the ceremonial ribbon and perform the first kicks on the new soccer field.

The new 26,000-square-foot outdoor areas are not only amazing in size and design, but also in the amount of equipment that was included in the project. Features include a new synthetic turf mini-soccer field, full-size basketball court, picnic tables, benches annd a children's play area with a play structure. Other improvements include landscaping, irrigation, field lighting and security fencing.

The dedication of more than $500,000 in outdoor improvements was funded by Propositions K and 12. Working with the design team of David Evans and Associates, and the Bureau of Engineering in the City's Public Works Department, we were successful in creating a design that incorporates the needs of the community, ADA requirements, the need for safety and security and addresses the priorities of the Recreation and Parks staff.

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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