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In 2011 the City of Culver City and North East Trees were awarded a grant from the State of California Strategic Growth Council for a Proposition 84 Urban Greening Planning Program for Sustainable Communities. The Planning Program provides funds to assist projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide multiple benefits.
In May, North East Trees invited you to a planning meeting to help re-imagine Culver City's parks, and now they're ready to show (and solicit feedback on) five proposed conceptual designs for Culver City Park, Fox Hills Park, Lindberg Park, Syd Kronenthal Park, and Tellefson Park. The public workshop is scheduled for Thursday, September 27, from 7 pm to 8:30 pm in the Garden Room of Veteran's Auditorium (4117 Overland Ave.)
Here's what North East Trees has to say about their plans: "The Culver City Green Space Plan, in partnership with Ballona Creek Renaissance and Culver City Unified School District, aims to provide passive recreational open space within walking distance of all the Culver City neighborhoods. In the past, active recreation facilities such as sport fields and play courts were given the primary focus when the city’s parks were designed, with little attention paid to passive spaces. Those passive or unprogrammed spaces present an excellent opportunity to increase the value of the parks to the broader community, enriching the park experience without reducing access to active sports fields and play courts.
"This planning project will re-imagine these spaces and make the City’s parks and other open spaces more appealing to a broader segment of the local community through passive recreation. Accessibility to seniors, people with disabilities, individuals without children and children not participating in organized sports will increase the value of Culver City Parks to its residents."