On April 12, South Los Angeles residents welcomed a multi-million dollar investment that breathes new life into South Park Recreation Center — one of the oldest, most historic parks in the City.
Councilman Curren D. Price, Jr. was joined by the Department of Recreation and Parks, along with the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering, to announce the upgrades taking place in the eastern portion of the park.
“We are committed to conserving open space, creating safe havens and developing much-needed programming in the Ninth District,” said Councilman Price. “With this makeover, we seek to recapture that feeling of nostalgia, pay respect to the history of South Park and build a modern, beautiful park that we can all be proud of.”
The groundbreaking ceremony kicked off the renovation of the 19-acre park, which serves nearly 22,000 residents living within a half-mile walking distance. This latest phase of improvements includes restoration of the historic Palm Walkway with new paving, picnic tables and benches, new walkways, turf play area, outdoor fitness equipment facilities, smart irrigation system, security lighting and more.
Department of Recreation and Parks General Manager, Mike Shull stated, “When we return upon South Park’s completion, it will be a community destination worthy of being considered an heirloom. With modern amenities, it will once again be one of Los Angeles’ premiere parks for residents and families to enjoy.”
In 2016, the Department of Recreation and Parks installed a new synthetic soccer field at the park, as part of an overall $10-million plus investment. During this second phase, a portion of the park will be closed to the public through December. The project is expected to be completed in the spring of 2019, just in time for South Park’s 120th anniversary.
“We are re-envisioning and re-imagining South Park 2.0!” Councilman Price said. “I can’t wait to be back for the ribbon cutting to celebrate just how far our community has come and the bright future ahead of us.”
Since 2013, Councilman Price has led an unprecedented investment of more than $40 million to improve local parks in the District.
Does your pursuit of the American Dream include aspirations to own a home?
Then you'll want to attend a Homebuyer Education Workshop that we'll be having at my District Office (4301 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles 90011) this Saturday, April 14 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thank you to New Economics for Women for organizing this wonderful event for our community. For more information on this event or any other local CD 9 issue, call my Constituent Service Center at (323) 846-2651.
The empowerment of adolescent girls and women is a top priority for my Office. I sincerely believe that if our communities are to thrive, we must invest in, encourage and support women of all backgrounds.
Each year, I’m proud to present a Latina Conference in LA City Council District 9 for a day of empowerment, advocacy, sisterhood and entertainment. The FREE event features motivational speakers, insightful discussions, live entertainment, a job and resource fair.
We have developed a strong line-up of highly skilled and respected Latinas who will be leading discussions on subjects that are important to our neighbors, including activism and community organizing, domestic violence, entrepreneurship, financial prosperity, gun violence, immigration, labor, leadership training and more!
Don't forget to save the date and bring your family, comadres and neighbors. Stay tuned for exciting news in the weeks to come.
All the best,
In its heyday, South Park was the place to be for children, families and seniors in South Los Angeles. Well, we’re about to bring back the glory days of this community jewel.
We have some big plans underway with the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks. It starts next week with a community meeting, followed by a groundbreaking ceremony.
Read all about it below.
Councilmember Curren Price, in collaboration with Los Angeles City Council President Herb J. Wesson, Jr. and City Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson, is inviting the public to a Community Meeting to provide input on the selection of the next Chief of Police.
Your opinion matters. What do you want to see from our next Chief of Police? Details below.
Under Councilman Curren Price's leadership, the City recently launched a mobile toilet and hand washing station in the Ninth District to combat the growing number of Hepatitis A cases among the homeless community. The “mobile pit stop” is dropped off each morning at 7 a.m. and picked up at 7 p.m., with an attendant stationed there throughout the day. Since March 6, it has received an average of 19 visits per day. The station is funded for six months.
It is one of several throughout the City in areas with large numbers of homeless but few (if any) hygiene facilities. Hepatitis A is a highly contagious viral infection whose spread is effectively prevented by frequent hand washing.
To learn more about local services and housing for the homeless, contact Councilman Price's District Office at (323) 846-2651.
To mark the 38-year anniversary of slain Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero, the City of Los Angeles declared March as the month of remembrance for the beloved advocate of the poor and oppressed.
Councilman Curren Price presented the resolution on March 23 to Carlos Vaquerano, executive director of the Salvadoran American Leadership Education Fund (SALEF) who also serves as board president for Clinica Romero. To read the resolution, click here.
“We honor Archbishop Oscar Romero for his values, principles and relentless pursuit to build a more equal society for everyone,” said Councilman Price. “We celebrate his teachings, beliefs and life's work. His message of hope, compassion and justice is as relevant today as it was during the Civil War of El Salvador.”