Thursday, March 24, 2011

Open House for Ascot Hills Park Phase II

East Los Angeles - Community members near Ascot Hills Park in the El Sereno area received a special treat on Wednesday, March 2, 2011. The Department of Recreation and Parks and Councilmember Jose Huizar (14th District) hosted an Open House to preview the Ascot Hills Park Phase II improvements. Councilmember Huizar, RAP General Manager Jon Kirk Mukri and community members came together to see the park's development so far.

The Councilmember, General Manager and Park Advisory Board President Val Marquez each said a few words about the much-anticipated Ascot Hills project, while Wilson High School Band and Cheerleaders provided entertainment.

Open House visitors were then led on tours by RAP Park Rangers to preview the the progress of Ascot's improvements, which include an outdoor amphitheater/classroom, ADA paths, full stream restoration, picnic areas, irrigation and native landscaping.

When complete, Ascot Hills will be one of the largest parks in the City of Los Angeles. The parkland features a 360-view of downtown L.A., the San Gabriel Valley and surrounding mountains. Ascot will provide local residents and visitors with a beautiful natural parkland in the middle of the City of Angels.

Ascot Hills Park has been a difficult but worthy fight. Development plans for the 92-acre parkland were put on hold in December 2008 due to the State funding freeze of Proposition 40. With the funds now available and determination from Councilmember Huizar, RAP and community members, Ascot Hills Park Phase II is set to be complete and officially dedicated in mid-April 2011. Ascot Hills Park is located at 4731 Multnomah Street in Los Angeles 90032.

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