What Next for Poinsettia Park?

Last month Poinsettia Recreation Center had its grand re-opening, showcasing the fantastic upgrades that have been completed during the past two years.  The park now looks better than it has in decades.

So, what’s next?  There will be more park funding available in coming years due to state and county propositions that are unaffected by the City’s fiscal problems.  So, we need to make sure that Poinsettia Recreation Center receives all the funding it deserves, and that the money is spent wisely, in ways that make the park even better.

This topic will be one of the discussion points for tomorrow’s Park Advisory Board meeting.  The meeting will be held Tuesday, September 18, 2012, from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, in the brand new community meeting room attached to the gym.

What ideas do you have for the future of the park?  This is your opportunity to let people know.

You can also meet the park’s new director, the dynamic Kortley Norris.  Kortley writes, “The Park Advisory Board is a way that stakeholders within the community can get involved and give their input into the operations of the facility to better fit the needs of the community.”

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4 Responses to What Next for Poinsettia Park?

  1. carol says:

    suggestion: some sort of noise dampening treatment along the western side of the ball field. night games are deafening!!!

  2. tinaromanus@ca.rr.com says:

    It would be nice to be notified of the park advisory board meetings. Since so many issues, when mentioned turn out to be park maintenance issues, there should be a representative from that department present at these meetings.

  3. pslieb@sbcglobal.net says:

    I think that there has been an influx of transient folks camping out and littering the grassy field along Willoughby Ave. lately….Giving the dogs more free reign (within a confined boundary) really helps to alleviate this issue….so perhaps the Park Board could give this idea some serious consideration.

    • The Poinsettia Park Advisory Board looked into that, but according to city regulations, there cannot be a dog park (or dog area) in Poinsettia Park. The park is too small (it’s one of the smaller parks in the L.A. park system) and too close to residents (some of whom would object to the noise created by a dog park). Fortunately, dogs are allowed off leash at Runyon Canyon Dog Park, a 90 acre park which is only a mile away – and which is a great place to take dogs.

      If you see transients (or anyone else) bothering people or violating park rules, immediately call the L.A. Office of Public Safety (Park Police) at (213) 978-4670. This is a 24-hour a day phone number, so you can call any time. If you would like to discuss ongoing public safety issues in the park, contact OPS Senior Lead Officer Javier Barragan at javier.barragan@lacity.org.

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