Text by: Carren Jao
Edited by: Yosuke Kitazawa
Published: 25 May 2012, KCET
Part of Confluence, a KCET Departures series telling the multitude of stories along the Los Angeles River.
|Final rendering of the park (might be altered depending on how much additional funds they receive)|
With hefty grant money in its coffers, the Albion Riverside Park is one step closer to reality. The City Council has authorized the Department of Recreation and Parks to receive a $5 million grant from Proposition 84 Statewide Park Program funds, which finances the creation of new parks and recreation facilities for underserved California communities.
"It's a very exciting site," said Councilman Ed Reyes, "It'll change the image of the corridor to become a much more desirable place to invest, create jobs and stimulate new economies because of its proximity to downtown." [read more]