A Rarity: A New Park in Downtown Los Angeles

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Two years ago, City Controller Laura Chick audited the Department of Parks and Recreation and found there was no way to assess the need for new parks in Los Angeles. That's a reflection of the way LA has developed over the years. We hear about efforts to put together a master plan, and about the first new park in downtown Los Angeles since 1895. It's called Vista Hermosa, or "beautiful view," and it's on 10.5 acres across the freeway from the urban skyline.

Credits

Guests:
Joe Edmiston - Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, Stephanie Taylor - Co-founder, Verde Coalition, Tsilah Burman - Executive Director, LA Neighborhood Land Trust, Lawrence Culver - Assistant Professor of History, Utah State University

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Frances Anderton