April Club Meeting - Field Trip
Time & Location
About The Event
Founded in 2002, the LA Neighborhood Land Trust’s mission is to grow healthier, safer, and stronger communities by creating urban parks and community gardens that remedy the critical lack of green and recreational spaces in greater Los Angeles' underserved neighborhoods. Over the past 16 years, the Trust has created 30 parks adding almost 25 acres of green space in LA County.
1. Unidad Park & Community Garden 10:00 – 10:20 AM
Historic Filipinotown – 1644 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Located in the heart of Historic Filipinotown, this space first opened as a park in 2007. The park is home to the largest Filipino-American mural west of the Mississippi River. In February 2012, the Land Trust worked alongside residents to add 18 raised garden beds to establish a community garden. This green space is a beloved neighborhood asset that offers free programming like master gardening and exercise classes.
We will get back on our buss and drive a very story distance to our next park on a small lot in Koreatown.
2. MC Francis Community Garden 10:30 – 10:50 AM
Koreatown – 2909 Francis Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90005
MC Francis Community Garden’s history begins in 1996 when local residents transformed a small abandoned lot into a thriving community space. A handful of dedicated community members maintained the garden for over a decade until the Neighborhood Land Trust was approached. We’ve helped protect this vibrant and thriving public green space for the last ten years.
From the bus, we will see Jacaranda Park a long, 5 acres park recently completed.
3. Jacaranda Park 11:15 – 11:20 AM
South Los Angeles – 2632 South Raymond Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90007
The average Land Trust park or garden space has been a quarter acre in size or less. That changed last December when Jacaranda Park opened. For decades, this 5.35 acres of land was simply a vacant lot owned by the Department of Water and Power. Residents now have access to safe walking paths that meander across the site in the shade of multiple Jacaranda and Pepper trees, and which lead to a variety of features including a dry bio-swale and native plants demonstration garden.
We will have lunch at our the last park on our tour and get back on the bus to head back to ????
4. Fremont Wellness Center & Community Garden 11:30 – 12:30 PM
South Los Angeles – 7821 South Avalon Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90003