Cedillo and RAP Announce Park Rangers at MacArthur Park

Cedillo and RAP Announce Park Rangers at MacArthur Park

April 18, 2017

Cedillo and RAP Announce Park Rangers at MacArthur Park

Los Angeles—Councilmember Cedillo was at a press conference earlier today to announce the newly installed synthetic sports field at MacArthur Park. During his remarks, Recreation and Parks General Manager Michael Shull announced the reintroduction of Park Rangers at MacArthur Park with the financial support of Councilmember Cedillo.

The City of Los Angeles Park Rangers and Park Patrol Officers provide emergency services in the open space parks in the City of Los Angeles. The Ranger Division employs Peace Officer Park Rangers, Civilian Park Rangers and Park Patrol Officers. The Ranger Division provides interpretive programs, emergency medical aid, wild land firefighting, law enforcement and many other services as called upon. Overall, Park Rangers create a safe environment and a safe work place for all recreation and parks employees, patrons, and visiting dignitaries in a manner guided by a commitment to responsiveness, quality results, employee safety, and professionalism. During the past several years, budget cuts have severely impacted the Park Ranger program in the City of Los Angeles.

“It has been a priority of mine to have more eyes and ears patrolling our parks in Council District 1,” stated Councilmember Gil Cedillo. “The Park Ranger Program was cut citywide due to budget cuts over the years. I have prioritized it at MacArthur Park in order to improve public safety. I hope to do the same in other parks in the district so residents can feel safe while enjoying our public spaces like they are meant to be enjoyed,” added Cedillo.

"We'd like to thank Councilmember Gilbert Cedillo for providing the funding to start back the Ranger Program at MacArthur Park," said Michael Shull, General Manager, Recreation and Parks. "Park Rangers are another important investment in our parks, a living and breathing addition that will improve the park experience for everyone."

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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