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ASCOT HILLS TO BE THE NEXT GREAT URBAN PARK

NEWSLETTER FALL 2004

Ascot Hills

The State has awarded $3 million to create a 100-acre natural urban park in the Ascot Hills in East L.A. to green one of the most park poor areas in the region. “[I]n East L.A. itself, the largest open space is Evergreen Cemetery, which basically sends a message to kids: ‘If you want open space, you have to die first,'” Executive Director Robert García told the Los Angeles Times on January 15, 2004. The state funds will make the dream of a park come true through a creative partnership between the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and the City of Los Angeles.