The County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation is proud to partner with the Los Angeles County Art Commission to create unique works of art in County Parks. In 38 County parks, there are approximately 65 contemporary and historic civic art projects. They range from historic murals on gymnasium buildings to glass panels at a new pool complex. These projects have been donated to the County or commissioned by the Board of Supervisors as part of the Arts in Construction legislation which requires 1% of a public construction budget to be allocated for civic art. Each civic art project is specifically designed for the park and encourages hands on participation from the community and local artists. These civic art projects not only get the community involved but also add a priceless value to our parks.
Currently, the Department is in the process of surveying each civic art project in the entire County park system. As of 2014, we have completed surveying 15 of the 38 County parks with civic art. Below is a working draft of the guide book, “A Guide to Civic Art in LA County Parks,” which includes detailed information of the civic art projects in County parks that have been surveyed. A completed version of the guide book will be available in late 2015.
PDF: A Guide to Civic Art in LA County Parks