FRIENDS OF THE HOLLYWOOD CAP PARK

Rating: 4.9 stars   41 reviews

Issues: Environment

Location: 1680 Vine St Ste 1000 Los Angeles CA 90028 USA

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a Hollywood resident since 1993, I am starving for the option to exercise and meet friends in a green space without first polluting (by getting into my car to go elsewhere). Hollywood is the pulse of LA, and yet our community lacks a heart — somewhere all residents can come together. Hollywood Central Park will beautify and unite our freeway-divided neighborhoods, help detoxify our smog-stained air, and provide an alternative to concrete for children (and adults!) to play, unwind, congregate and thrive... all while generating over 4,500 jobs. This is that rare project through which EVERYBODY wins: the current and future residents of Hollywood, tourists, local businesses, the environment here and in surrounding areas, and the local economy. Hollywood deserves this park, and Friends of Hollywood Cap Park deserves our help making it a reality.

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The attentive holistic progress they've made developing the necessary groundwork — conceptually and politically.

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I'd get them the funding they need to bring the park to fruition!!

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is an important and much needed project for so many reasons...the fact that jobs will be created that will benefit all of Los Angeles is only one aspect of why the green roof that will support the Hollywood Cap Park is something I support fully!

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The vision behind this project is inspiring in the extreme

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I'd like to see more support from the community.

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Rating: 5 stars  

A large park in central Hollywood will serve those most in need! Capping the 101 Freeway is a great way to achieve this and it will provide direct access to the most densely, under served population in Hollywood and East Hollywood. I cannot think of another single, better public works endeavor for all of Los Angeles than this! Mitch O'Farrell

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working with them.

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Provide more resources.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Hollywood Cap Park is the best idea since the Hollywood sign! I am president of the Hollywood Dell Civic Association. A nieghborhood of about 1000 homes in the hills above Hollywood. We have a baby boom & kid explsion going on. These kids NEED a place to play. There is nothing in the neighborhood for them at all. This is a fabulous and MUCH NEEDED idea. We just GOTTA build it - and I KNOW "they will come!". Patti Negri, Hollywood Resident, Hollywood Buisness Owner.

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Their fabulous, innovative ideas & plans.

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Build the park!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Hollywood Cap Park - an awesome, visionary idea whose time has come here in Los Angeles !!

Cannot recommend this enough, and am so excited to see it come to reality in the years to come.

Los Angeles desperately needs more parks, but yet - we have no space to do this. This is not only the best idea, but the only idea that is feasible, practical, and will make this great city - even greater.

Greg

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mobilizing many people in Los Angeles to get behind this project.

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simply keep getting the word out to anyone who will listen.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Friends of the Hollywood Cap Park is a wonderful organization dedicated to the ambitious project of bringing a true "Central Park" to downtown Hollywood. It is aimed at creating much-needed open space in a park-poor, economically-disadvantaged community and in the process promises to serve local families. It is a wonderful mission that will benefit residents and businesses alike.

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Bringing together a diverse community through visionary planning.

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Give them more money!

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Rating: 5 stars  

40,000 children live within one mile of the proposed 44 acre Hollywood Freeway Cap Park. This park will not only give these children a safe place to play, but benefit Hollywood as a whole through increased tourism and economic stimulus for investment in the surrounding areas. This park will serve as a model for all communities in Los Angeles and the nation.

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This is a hard working and dedicated group on a mission to make the cap park a reality. In my time as a volunteer, I see an ongoing increase of support for this project.

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I do not see any changes needed at this time as the Friends of Hollywood Cap Park create this much needed park.

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The idea is genius. We create a park from airspace to serve the community. We couldn't find 44 acres of continguous space/land anywhere else in Hollywood.

I've supported the idea of the park since I first heard about it. As a Board member of the Park, and Board Member/President of Central Hollywood Neighborhood Council, I'm honored to advocate for the park.

This project will bring jobs to our local economy, provide open space for our community, and beautify the area not only above the freeway, but around the freeway -- soon to be parkland -- as well.

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Watching this grand idea become more and more of a reality. The passion of my fellow Board members is outstanding as they do their part to garner support, resolve technical issues, and raise money to build this great asset to Hollywood.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Move even more quickly to raise the funds necessary to get to each progressively closer level to construction.

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Rating: 3 stars  

I would be a prouder Angelino to have a cap park over one of the busiest freeways in California. It's an innovative, aesthetically-appealing solution to too much concrete and too few open gathering places in Los Angeles.

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I've personally witnessed the cap park project grow from an idea into trips to Washington DC to fundraising galas and park design sketches.

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If I was able to make a change to this organization, it would be to grant them additional funding to complete their work!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Hollywood needs this park! The dearth of greenspace in this dense urban area makes this project even more important to the health and welfare of the Hollywood Community.

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I've seen the work done so far, including great community outreach, and I know this will fill an important need.

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I would give them all the money they needed to make their vision a reality.

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