LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Regional Park and Open Space District announced Thursday it will allocate more than $9 million to support the development of park projects in communities in most need of open space.
The grant funding is from Measure A, the LA County Safe, Clean Neighborhood Parks and Beaches Measure — a parcel tax approved by voters in 2016.
Norma Edith Garcia-Gonzalez, the district’s director, said in a statement the funds will be critical in creating parks in communities with considerably less park acreage than the county average.
“This is a bold park equity investment in communities and in building a greener Los Angeles County for all,” Garcia-Gonzalez said.
County officials applauded the Technical Assistance Program, which was created from Measure A funding and helps organizations with applications for grant programs for their park projects. Officials on Thursday aimed to introduce TAP to community members and connect them with available services.
The funding will be allocated across 30 cities and in unincorporated areas.