The front loaders and diggers moved into Harold Henry Park on Wednesday, while fences were erected closing off central areas to the public and starting work on an almost $1 million renovation of the quiet park tucked away south of Wilshire in Windsor Village.
The work, funded with Quimby funds, was set in motion by by Councilman Tom LaBonge’s office and coordinated with the Recs & Parks Department and the Windsor Village neighborhood. Craig Raines, Landscape Architect for the City of LA worked with the neighborhood to design a full renovation plan that was subsequently approved by the HPOZ Board in early 2014.
The park is expected to be closed until March or April 2015 as the following work is undertaken:
- Refurbishment of the park sign and bust of Councilman Harold Henry;
- New playground equipment, a water fountain and new benches, with 50% sand maintained and 50% non-toxic resilient play surfacing installed;
- The central garden section of the park will be repaved/bricked, get new benches, a new water fountain, California native and pollinator-friendly plantings, and additional lighting;
- The western picnic area of the park will get a new pergola and resurfacing, as well as ADA compliant pathways.
It should be noted that much of the grassy areas on the edges of the park are still open for walking or relaxing – the areas closed off will change as the work is done.
Join City officials and local residents for a Groundbreaking Ceremony on Monday, November 10th at 9 am. Harold Henry Park is located between Lucerne and Windsor Boulevards at 9th Street.
Want more of the background story?: Windsor Village Involved in Renovations at Park