The new park was imagined by City Councilman Paul Krekorian, who took an innovative approach to funding the new space. Adjacent to the new park is a housing development. Councilman Krekorian used a provision of the Quimby Act that normally requires housing developers to pay a fee for area construction. Instead, Kerkorian asked the developer to build a park.
“It’s not every day we open a new park in Los Angeles,” said City Councilman Paul Krekorian to the San Fernando Valley News. “It is often a challenge to find unused space and sources of funding.”
GameTime constructed the play area, featuring tall slides for older kids and smaller climbers for the toddlers. The poured-in-place rubber playground surface provides a soft foundation and accessible routes of travel. The play structure includes integrated shade to keep children cool and comfortable while at play, and the park features a drought-safe conifer tree maze through which kids can play chase, hide and seek and other fun playground games.
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