Tubular Bells: Council President Herb Wesson was joined by area residents giving the tubular bells at the new West Adams Heights Park a try at the Grand Opening of the park. (photo courtesy of Herb Wesson’s office)
Council President Herb Wesson was joined by community residents and stakeholders at the opening of the new West Adams Heights Park in Wesson’s 10th Council District recently.
The new park is located at Normandie Avenue and Cordova Street. Wesson and his staff worked with the residents and the West Adams Heights—Sugar Hill Association in drawing up plans that reflected the needs of the community part of the City’s 50 Parks Initiative, the park was developed by the Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative (LANI), and the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks.
“It was a privilege to partner and work with the community in the development of this new park,” said Wesson. “I am grateful for the many efforts of LANI and the Department of Recreation and Parks who worked so hard to make this new community asset a reality.”
In addition to recreational features and new equipment, the park’s design includes unique elements, such as a symbolic “front porch” gathering place echoing a feature of the many unique and historic homes in the area, and an installation of tubular bells which will no doubt be used to herald in the New Year.
The 50 parks initiative was established to seek creative ways to find and develop open spaces for parks in densely populated communities in Los Angeles.
“This a great space and a great addition to a great neighborhood,” said Wesson. “We need more parks and open space, and we are determined to achieve that goal.”