Griffith Park, in CD4, has the chance to receive a $20,000 grant which will go towards improving the baseball facility.
We’re excited to announce that our parks have been nominated to receive funding for the Meet Me at the Park initiative which kicks off this April. The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is collaborating with The Walt Disney Company, including Disney Citizenship, Disney|ABC Television Group and ESPN, to help revitalize parks across the country including parks here in Los Angeles.
Every day in April you can vote for one of three local parks to receive a $20,000 grant. When you vote for your favorite park project, you’ll also be entered into a contest to win a tablet outfitted for the outdoors! The park with the most votes at the end of April will receive the funding. The park projects you can vote for are:
- Silver Lake Park Playground Improvements: To ensure the safety and quality of experience, the Silver Lake Park Playground needs new surfacing. The many youth and their families that frequently visit this facility will benefit from a safe and accessible surface on their community’s beloved playground. A new surface will encourage community pride and ownership, thus bringing overall community improvement and a better quality of life. You can vote for this project starting April 1 by texting silverlake to 35350.*
- South Los Angeles Wetlands Park Native Plant Restoration: This 9-acre nature park is a popular location for residents to exercise, enjoy nature, and find respite from the urban environment of the city. Due to the park’s abundant use, much of the landscaping has depreciated and is in need of restoration. You can vote for this project starting April 1 by texting wetlands to 35350.*
- Historic Griffith Park Baseball Diamond Improvements: Baseball is one of America’s favorite pastimes and the Department of Recreation and Parks wants to carry on this tradition to unite our communities at the historic Griffith Park. Winning this grant will enhance the baseball facility at one of the largest urban parks in North America. The Griffith Park baseball facility would receive a baseball diamond makeover with new infield dirt, new bases and anchors, and mound improvements. These improvements will help build youth and community self-esteem, create opportunities to bond with neighbors, and build a stronger community in the process. You can vote for this project starting April 1 by texting griffith to 35350.*
Last year, Los Angeles voted for Toberman Recreation Center to win $20,000 for improvements to the baseball diamond. With that funding, the community is now able to enjoy a new backstop, an upgrade to the infield dirt on the baseball diamond, and a brand new batting cage. This year, we look forward to improving another one of Los Angeles’ great parks thanks to your votes!
Parks help make our lives better by inspiring healthy living, protecting the environment and bringing people together. Support your local parks this Earth Month by visiting them and voting for your favorite park project every day!
You can vote via the link above or by text message every day from April 1 through April 30.
*Standard message and data rates may apply.