Do the City of Los Angeles and L.A. Unified School District officially support Community-School Parks?

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Yes! The L.A. City Council and School District unanimously approved motions in 2008 and 2009 to create a Community-School Parks Working Group with People for Parks. The District chose four elementary schools and will contribute $500,000 per school to build green turf multi-purpose fields, with running tracks around them, trees, and other park amenities. People for Parks is working to ensure that supervision and recreation programs are in place at Vine Street and Trinity Street elementary schools through grants and foundation support. Construction is scheduled to begin in March 2011 and they should open during the summer of 2011. PFP will work with the City and the LAUSD to open new Community-School Parks as funds become available.


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