Cedillo Opens Renovated MacArthur Park Synthetic Sports Field

Cedillo Opens Renovated MacArthur Park Synthetic Sports Field

April 18, 2017

PRESS RELEASE
Cedillo Opens Renovated MacArthur Park Synthetic Sports Field
Adding to the Visioning MacArthur Park Master Plan

Los Angeles—Councilmember Cedillo was joined by LA Recreation and Parks Commission President Sylvia Patsaouras, LA Recreation and Parks Department General Manager Michael Shull, MacArthur Park Advisory Board President Daniel Morales, and community members to cut ribbon on the newly installed synthetic sports field at MacArthur Park.

This project included the removal and replacement of the approximately 42,700 square feet of synthetic meadow located on the north side of MacArthur Park. It replaced the existing synthetic “Meadow” with a certified sports field. Funding was secured by Councilmember Cedillo’s Office from Quimby Fees in the amount of $400,000.

“I am honored to be cutting ribbon on yet another park improvement at MacArthur Park,” stated Councilmember Gil Cedillo. “Recently, we developed a MacArthur Park vision plan with members of the community, identifying over twenty projects to dramatically change the look and feel of the park. We have already completed ADA access and sidewalk repairs, redid the park entrance on 7th and Alvarado, and will be installing a new water filtration system for the lake. Replacing the synthetic turf, and upgrading it to a synthetic sports field, is part of our larger vision for the park,” stated Cedillo.

"The new 42,700 square feet synthetic sports field will provide new recreational opportunities to approximately 41,695 residents, youth, and families who live within a one-half mile walking distance of MacArthur Park,” said Michael Shull, General Manager, Recreation and Parks.

Councilmember Gil Cedillo currently represents the 1st Council District, which includes all or parts of the neighborhoods of Glassell Park, Cypress Park, Highland Park, Mt. Washington, Solano Canyon, Sycamore Grove, Elysian Park, Echo Park, Westlake, Angelino Heights, Temple Beaudry, Lafayette Park, Chinatown, Forgotten Edge, Lincoln Heights, Montecito Heights, Pico Union, Adams-Normandie, University Park, Mid Cities and Mac Arthur Park.

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