Councilmember Tom LaBonge together with the Department of Recreation and Parks, the Department of Public Works, and the Bureau of Engineering will re-open the Robert L. Burns Picnic Area on Friday morning. All members of the public and media are invited for the ceremony.
The renovation of Robert L. Burns Park is complete. A deteriorated pergola-like structure was replaced with a new shade structure with a solid roof that covers the picnic area. To improve the walking paths, approximately 3,700 square feet of the park’s old concrete walkways and driveways were demolished and replaced. New picnic benches were also added to the park.
The Robert Burns Park is a pocket park, but is highly utilized by the community. Among the features found here are a children’s play area, a picnic area and benches along the walking paths. The Proposition K specified scope is described as: “Facility Enhancements.” The project’s scope of work, as recommended by the Local Volunteer Neighborhood Oversight Committee and approved by the Department of Recreation and Parks, was to replace the existing deteriorated pergola shade structure and to correct the tripping hazards though out the park.
Grand Re-Opening Ceremony for Robert L. Burns Park Picnic AreaFriday, July 25, 2014, 10:00am Robert L. Burns Park (4900 Beverly Boulevard at Van Ness Avenue) Attendees: Councilmember Tom LaBonge, City of Los Angeles, District 4; Michael A. Shull, General Manager, Department of Recreation and Parks; Commissioner Sylvia Patsaouras, Department of Recreation and Parks; Commissioner Monica Rodriguez, Department of Public Works; Deborah Weintraub, Chief Deputy City Engineer, Bureau of Engineering; Margy Hudson, Member, Windsor Square LVNOC; Steve Tator, Board Member, Windsor Square Association