City of Los Angeles / Department of Parks and Recreation: Re-Open Angels Knoll
  • Petitioned Mayor Garcetti

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Mayor of Los Angeles
Mayor Garcetti
First District Supervisor
Gloria Molina
Department of Parks and Recreation, President/Commissioner
Barry Sanders
District 1 Supervisor
Gloria Molina

City of Los Angeles / Department of Parks and Recreation: Re-Open Angels Knoll

    1. Chris Yamashita
    2. Petition by

      Chris Yamashita

      Los Angeles, CA

Angel's Knoll is a beautiful and beloved park in the heart of urban Downtown Los Angeles. It is ranked as the #1 favorite downtown retreat on DowntownLA.com's Parks and Green Spaces page (http://www.downtownla.com/parks.asp), is ranked an 8.9/10 on foursquare.com with 233 votes, 1,767 visitors and 2,774 check ins, and has 4 out of 5 stars on yelp.com with over 139 reviews.

Most out of town visitors know it as the park from the movie 500 Days of Summer, and go there to re-enact a romantic scene from the movie. I know it as a beautiful park with a very different feel from nearby Pershing Square. It is more serene, natural, and has beautiful mature trees and landscaping.

With the disbanding of the CRA that owned the park, it is reportedly up for sale (http://la.curbed.com/archives/2013/08/dtlas_angels_knoll_aka_500_days_of_summer_park_closed.php). To sell it to a developer who might build over the park would be a loss for the downtown community. The City of LA should consider buying and incorporating the park as part of the Department of Parks and Recreation, or else should be involved in overseeing its sale and restricting its redevelopment to make sure that it remains a public park. 

Regardless of the solution, it is imperative that something be done quickly as the landscaping in the park is already beginning to deteriorate after a few weeks without care. Further delay could lead to costly deferred maintenance and the loss of mature trees and landscaping currently in place.

Let's re-open this park!

To:
Mayor Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles
Gloria Molina, First District Supervisor
Barry Sanders, Department of Parks and Recreation, President/Commissioner
Gloria Molina, District 1 Supervisor
Please work with stakeholders in the downtown community, the appropriate departments in the City (ie. the Department of Parks and Recreation), and other interested parties to re-open Angel's Knoll as soon as possible and make sure that it remains a park space open to the public.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Vincent Han STATEN ISLAND, NY
      • 3 months ago

      This is a great representation of pop culture and a beautiful park.

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    • Dina Martinez LOS ANGELES, CA
      • 3 months ago

      I'd like to take my kids someday...

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    • Michelle Anguiano BALDWIN PARK, CA
      • 3 months ago

      soul searching and want to be in different place for an experience and just when I look for this benchi find out that its closed. A little disappointing but I sure hope people sign this petition I will shar it on my facebook wall:)

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    • Dina ALLEN STUDIO CITY, CA
      • 3 months ago

      We don't have many parks in Los Angeles and trees create oxygen. Don't tear it down to put up another building.

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    • Jim Engelhardt NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA
      • 3 months ago

      Loved coming to this park to relax and meditate. Wonderful little oasis within the hustle and bustle of downtown. Hate to think it's really gone for good.

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