The Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) has completed Community Parks and Recreation Plans (CPRP) to envision greener futures for the following six unincorporated communities in Los Angeles County:

  • East Los Angeles
  • East Rancho Dominguez
  • Lennox
  • Walnut Park
  • West Athens-Westmont
  • Willowbrook

Each of the six plans identifies and addresses the unique park and recreation needs of the communities.  Specifically, each plan first examines existing conditions, including: local demographics; existing parkland and recreational facilities; parkland gaps; recreation programs currently offered; trees and tree canopies in existing parks; transportation, safety and connectivity issues as they relate to parks; and availability of land for recreation purposes.  Based upon the review of existing conditions and findings from the public outreach process, the plan provides a detailed assessment and prioritization of the community‚Äôs park and recreation needs.  The plan then presents a green space vision, design concepts for potential new park projects, and strategies to address the identified needs.  Finally, the plan identifies possible partnership and funding opportunities, and details next steps to implement the green space vision and strategies.

East Los Angeles

  • Executive Summary (pdf)
  • Community Parks and Recreation Plan (pdf)

East Rancho Dominguez

  • Executive Summary (pdf)
  • Community Parks and Recreation Plan (pdf)

Lennox

  • Executive Summary (pdf)
  • Community Parks and Recreation Plan (pdf)

Walnut Park

  • Executive Summary (pdf)
  • Community Parks and Recreation Plan (pdf)

West Athens-Westmont

  • Executive Summary (pdf)
  • Community Parks and Recreation Plan (pdf)

Willowbrook

  • Executive Summary (pdf)
  • Community Parks and Recreation Plan (pdf)

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Community Participation

Community involvement was at the heart of this planning process.  Thus, as part of this project, DPR invited community members to share their vision for green space, parks and partnership opportunities for recreation in all six communities.  Specifically, we reached out through stakeholder interviews, focus groups, questionnaires, community workshops, design workshops, tabling events, and outreach fairs.  

DPR held the following public meetings to gather public input:

East Los Angeles

Lennox

Willowbrook

East Rancho Dominguez

Walnut Park

West Athens-Westmont

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This project is funded by the Strategic Growth Council through the Sustainable Communities Planning Grant Program.

If you have questions about this project, please contact Departmental Facilities Planner Clement Lau, AICP, at (213) 351-5120 or clau@parks.lacounty.gov.