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Los Angeles County Public Works will soon begin demolishing the existing old school structures on the Stoneview Park site. The county says it will use the most remote part of the site, the southwest corner, for louder activities such as breaking up concrete, to minimize disruption to the nearby residential area. The county is currently in negotiations with a design/builder for the project, and design is slated to start by mid to late November. Construction activities for the new park will begin in spring 2015.
The plan for the nature center calls for a one-story, 4,000-square-foot building housing a multi-purpose room, a staff office, restrooms, and a terrace with an observation area. A trail will connect the building to various outdoor elements, including an interpretive signage area, a botanical garden, nature grove, yoga deck, native garden area, demonstration/community garden, seating area, passive meadow, and exercise area. 61 parking spaces will be provided on a surface parking lot.
The project site is at 5950 Stoneview Drive in Culver City, adjacent to the Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area. The land held a school facility from 1956 to 2010, and was acquired by the Baldwin Hills Regional Conservation Authority in 2011.