Los Angeles Countywide Comprehensive Park and Recreation Needs Assessment
When
Where
Friday, November 13, 10:00AM-12:00PM
Roy A. Anderson Recreation Center, Comrie Hall, 3980 Bill Robertson Lane, Los Angeles, CA 90037
community

The Department of Public Health urges you to get involved in the Los Angeles Countywide Comprehensive Park and Recreation Needs Assessment. Your participation will ensure that the voices of all communities in LA County are represented in this once-in-a-generation effort. 
 
We cordially invite you to attend this workshop being co-sponsored by the Department of Public Health on the role of parks in building healthy, safe and equitable communities and how community members can fully engage in the needs assessment process. 
 
November 13, 10 am – 12 noon, Roy A. Anderson Recreation Center, Comrie Hall, 3980 Bill Robertson Lane, Los Angeles, CA 90037
 
In February 2015, the Board of Supervisors directed the LA County Department of Parks and Recreation to undertake a comprehensive Park and Recreation Needs Assessment with robust input and engagement of County residents. The Needs Assessment is a unique opportunity to generate critical data and input for all 88 cities and unincorporated areas of the County—identifying existing park and recreation assets, how well they are maintained and what additional enhancements or new facilities are needed. The result of the needs assessment will be a list of projects that will assist in future park planning and serve as a guide for potential funding measures in the future. 
 
Many cities and unincorporated areas within LA County have an urgent need for more parks, as well as new or refurbished ball fields, play areas, walking trails and restrooms.  With few park and recreation facilities to encourage physical activity, coupled with corresponding high rates of Type 2 diabetes, hypertension and heart disease, this need is especially acute in low-income neighborhoods.  Effectively reaching and meaningfully engaging underserved residents in the Park and Recreation Needs Assessment is essential to ensuring that their voices are heard and their park and recreation needs are taken into consideration.
 
Undertaking a comprehensive Park and Recreation Needs Assessment in a jurisdiction the size of LA County is a daunting task, so the involvement of your organization is critical to the success of the Parks Needs Assessment.  Attending a parks and health equity workshop will energize you to activate your organization.
 
Please RSVP to let us know which workshop you will attend. Light refreshments will be served. Send an email to ParksInfo@migcom.com and we’ll save a seat for you!
 
We look forward to seeing you and working together to ensure all neighborhoods are healthy, thriving and engaged.