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Saturday, February 6, 2016

parks & recreation

Water is in short supply at Debs Park pond

Debs Park Pond in better days | Martha Benedict

One of the rewards for hiking up to one of the highest points in Debs Park is a hilltop pond surrounded by trees and views of the city and mountains. But in recent weeks park visitors have been surprised to discover that the water level in ... Read More »

East L.A. park goers welcome improvements

New fitness equipment | C.J. Salgado

EAST LOS ANGELES -- This summer Atlantic Park in East L.A. got some upgrades that, although summer has officially ended, the community will continue to make use of, especially with the continuing warm weather which keeps many enjoying the outdoors well into the evening hours. Read More »

Finally some shade at York Park

York boulevard shade structure

HIGHLAND PARK —  A long-promised canopy has been finally installed at York Park, rising like a giant tent over the central play area.  While the new park at the corner of York Boulevard and Avenue 50 has several trees, they are still too small to provide ... Read More »

A parking lot in a park draws criticism in Lincoln Heights

The site of the new parking lot has been fenced off in preparation for construction

LINCOLN HEIGHTS -- For many years a section of grass and dirt in front of the Plaza de la Raza Cultural Center in Lincoln Park has served as a parking lot for staff and patrons. That’s going to change after $833,000 in public funds have been allocated to build a paved and landscaped lot a few steps from the front of center. But a Lincoln Heights resident is asking why the city has approved turning a section of the park into a parking lot.

City smooths over the rough roads of Elysian Park

Photo by Katrina Alexy

Driving and biking the narrow and crumbling roads of Elysian Park has been like running an obstacle course, with visitors having to maneuver around giant pot holes, large cracks and missing chunks of pavement. In recent weeks, however, motorists and cyclists have faced different types of obstacles in the form of detours, bulldozers and work crews. It's part of $2.3 million project to resurface the park's miles of roads.