9th District Councilmember Curren D. Price, Jr. and President of Board of Water and Power Commissioners Cynthia McClain-Hill announce partnership to build new park at Figueroa Street and Slauson Avenue in South Los Angeles. News Conference will be followed by a community event where members of the community will be asked to offer input on what they’d like to see at the future park to be named after the late State Senator Bill Greene.
Saturday, August 28, 2021
10:00 – 10:30 AM PST – News Conference
10:30 – Noon PST – Community Open House
Councilmember Curren D. Price, Jr., Council District 9
Cynthia McClain-Hill, President, Board of Water and Power Commissioners
Albert Farias, PhD., Chair, VOICES Neighborhood Council
5800 South Figueroa St.,
On the southeast corner of Figueroa St. and West 58th St.
-Renderings of the future open, green space concept for the new park
-Poster featuring the late State Senator Bill Greene
-Community members enjoying water from LADWP’s water trailer and giving input on the future park
-Ice cream bar refreshments provided by Council District 9.
The now vacant lot was once the site of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s (LADWP) Figueroa Pump station, a part of LADWP’s drinking water system. The station was taken out of service in 1959 and demolished. Under the Memorandum of Understanding between LADWP and LA Department of Recreation and Parks, in consultation with Council District 9, the approximately 20,000 square-foot lot will be transformed into a public park that will provide new recreational opportunities for youth and families in a community that lacks green space.
The park will be named in honor of the late State Senator Bill Greene who served as Democratic member of the California State Assembly and the California State Senate, representing South Los Angeles for more than 25 years. Greene spent his life fighting for equality and social justice. He established himself as a true champion for the people and gave his best in serving the residents of South LA.