On August 2, hundreds of District 9 residents experienced a day of cheer and community complete with a 70-ft obstacle course, inflatable jumpers, snow cones and arts and crafts at the first Summer Fun Fair at Slauson Multipurpose Center.
The free event—hosted by Councilman Curren D. Price, Jr.—also featured a resource fair, live music courtesy of 93.5 KDAY, a performance from local legend Tommy the Clown, and other family-friendly activities. Individuals in attendance had the opportunity to win grocery bags, Los Angeles Sparks tickets and other goodies.
“Families are at the center of everything we do,” Councilman Price said. “My Office is constantly working to find ways to bring families together to build memories, connect with neighbors and rediscover community jewels like our public parks.
It is the primary reason why we’re constantly striving to improve our parks and create spaces where our youth, families and seniors can come together in a fun and safe environment.”
Since Councilman Price came into Office in 2013, more than $40 million has been invested into public parks for new playgrounds, exercise equipment, and better lighting, among a myriad of improvements across District 9 parks. This includes the addition of new pocket parks, a renovated pool that had been shut for over a decade, and upgraded baseball fields, basketball courts and other recreational facilities. Slauson Multipurpose Center, where the inaugural Summer Fun Fair was held, is set to unveil two new renovated soccer fields in the coming months.