The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), together with Council District 9, and the Department of Recreation and Parks (RAP) will break ground on the new Senator Bill Greene Memorial Park at Figueroa Street and Slauson Avenue in South Los Angeles.
Saturday, March 26, 2022
Councilmember Curren D. Price, Jr., Council District 9
Cynthia McClain-Hill, President, Board of Water and Power Commissioners
Mike Shull, General Manager, Department of Recreation and Parks
Andrea Greene, Daughter of the late Senator Bill Greene
5800 South Figueroa St., Los Angeles
Southeast corner of Figueroa St. and West 58th St.
Councilmember Curren Price Jr., LADWP Board President Cynthia McClain-Hill, RAP General Manager Mike Shull, and Andrea Greene, daughter of the late Senator Bill Greene, joined by other members of the community break ground with ceremonial shovels at park site.
LADWP’s water trailer will be on-site to provide high-quality, refreshing tap water to event attendees. Bring your refillable bottle.
The now vacant lot was once the site of LADWP’s Figueroa Pump station, which was part of L.A.’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 L.A.
CD9: Angelina Valencia-Dumarot, Communications Director, (818) 355-4991
LADWP: Dawn Cotterell, Sr. Public Relations Specialist, (213) 841-8269