Join Councilmember Huizar at the York Park Ribbon Cutting and El Mercado Festival! To celebrate the grand opening of Highland Park's new park, we have put together an arts, craft and music fair to showcase our local talent.
Ribbon Cutting at 12 PM (York Park at York Blvd & Ave 50)
El Mercado from 11 AM - 5 PM (York Blvd between Ave 50 and Ave 52)
Contact Councilmember Huizar's Northeast LA field office with any questions at (323) 254-5295.
About the York Park and York Vision Plan:
Improving York Boulevard has long been a goal of Highland Park residents and business owners.
Responding to this community sentiment, Councilmember Huizar initiated the York Vision Plan in the fall of 2010 to provide a long-term blueprint for future projects along the boulevard, as well as prioritize several short-term project goals. Overall, the Highland Park community put forth a vision of a walkable, bike-able, community-oriented York Boulevard.
One of the first installations completed was the City's first parklet on York. Earlier, Councilmember Huizar led an effort to bring the City's first bike corral to the up-and-coming boulevard. It was a park, however, that topped the community's list of priority projects. A park at the long-empty lot at York and Ave 50 would bring much-needed greenery and community space to the street and surrounding area. Councilmember Huizar's office reached out to the property owner who indicated he would be willing to negotiate with the City.
Councilmember Huizar used discretionary funding to finance a State Proposition 84 grant application by the Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative (LANI) on behalf of the Department of Recreation and Parks. The state reviewed over 400 applications for the grant and in the Spring of 2012, the York Park proposal was one of only two City proposals to receive funding, with $2.875 million allocated for the site purchase and park construction!
After closing escrow in June 2013, the Office of Councilmember Huizar and the Department of Recreation & Parks hosted a series of workshops with Highland Park community members and students to develop the park. In December 2013, the final design was selected by popular vote, which won nearly 59% of the 787 votes cast by community members.
This park is a critical piece of the York Vision Plan. Councilmember Huizar is proud to see this piece of the puzzle near completion and is committed to continuing to make the Highland Park community's York Vision Plan a reality.
4956 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90041
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