Monday, June 06, 2011


Dedication of Rockwood-Colton Pocket Park

Los Angeles - Located in the heart of the Los Angeles Oil Field, Rockwood-Colton Park is a great example of a truly remarkable park transformation. The Department of Recreation and Parks and Council President Eric Garcetti (13th District) dedicated the new pocket park on Saturday, May 7, 2011.

The transformation of this formerly contaminated property into a half acre neighborhood park was not an easy task. Oil wells existed on the property from approximately 1906 through 1970. Environmental investigations were completed to make sure the land was safe. Once safety was determined, community meetings were held for input on the park's design.

Rockwood-Colton Park has a children's play area, picnic tables and park benches. The eco-friendly pocket park also boasts solar lighting and a smart irrigation system. Funding for the new park was provided by the Environmental Protection Agency's Brownfields Program and voter-approved state park bonds.

Rockwood-Colton Park is located in historic Filipinotown at 1571 Rockwood Street, Los Angeles 90026.

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