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GROUDBREAKING FOR ASCOT HILLS, THE NEXT GREAT URBAN PARK

NEWSLETTER FALL 2005

Ascot Hills

The community celebrated the groundbreaking for the new 140 acre park in Ascot Hills in East Los Angeles on November 1, 2005. The park will provide passive recreation and green space in one of the most park poor areas in the city. This dream has come true after 75 years of public calls for a park there, through a creative partnership between the City of Los Angeles and the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority that The City Project helped bring together. “[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,'” Robert Garcia told the Los Angeles Times on January 15, 2004, when this park was proposed.

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa praised The City Project’s efforts to organize the community for the park in his press release.