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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2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

I joined the East Hollywood Neighborhood Council specifically to get involved with getting more parks into the area. Once elected, and to my delight, I was more than pleased to discover the Friends of the Hollywood Cap Park organization was working so diligently on procuring 44 acres of green space that far exceeded my dreams.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Friends of the Hollywood CAP Park have the energy and vision to make this project become a reality. Many of the neighborhoods lack parks for families and children to enjoy. My greatest memories as a child were at a park playing until the sun went down. I look forward to seeing this happen so that children living in Hollywood and East Hollywood can share in that same experience.

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I have participated in visioning meetings and events put on by this organization. They have come up with designs of a park based on community input.

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As the process is moving along in the pipeline to build a park I would have a tree and park volunteer component highlighted even more so.

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Rating: 4 stars  

I think it is a great idea. Not only do we need to bury our freeways for noise, pollution, blight and the like, but most importantly to reconnect our communitites. The freeways of the past literally decimated entire neighborhoods. Parks, cap parks in particular, are a great way to recconect them. Plus, they can create new development opportunities that could potentially pay for the parks itself, and ultimately improve the quality of life for all residents; local and regional...

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my work in Los Angeles.

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give them a huge victory with the Hollywood cap park!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Hollywood is in desperate need of a safe place for kids to play. The other day my friend came over with her over active 5 year old. There was no place for the kid to go to blow off steam. Literally none. Hollywood needs this park.

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The good work they are accomplishing in moving this project forward

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leave it the way it is

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

I live in the Hollywood area in a building with lots of children. We have a small backyard out back, fills with pit holes, mud patches, a splintering wood fence, and weeds, but since our area has so little green space, lots of the kids from the area come to play here. Many games of freeze tag are played in our small backyard. And although I'm thankful for the space, the children's excitement over our small patch of scraggly grass shows me how much Hollywood needs more park space with areas for kids to play that are easily accessible for families. I'm excited for what Hollywood Cap Park is doing and want to see this park come to fruition in Hollywood.

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Meeting members of the Hollywood Cap Park Organization and seeing their well-planned strategy move forward.

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Hope for even more public knowledge of the project, because I believe the community will provide a strong voice in support of the park.

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Rating: 5 stars  

What a fantastic idea to create park space over thin air. This is an amazingly creative AND safe way to create much needed parkland in a notoriously park starved community. Good Luck!

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seeing how hard the board works each and everyday to make this dream come true

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give it all the funding it needs to finish this in the next 2 years.

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Rating: 5 stars  

This charity seeks to create a beautiful and much needed park in east Hollywood. The park would help the environment by allowing people to walk across spaces they now need to drive around. It would help the economy by bringing jobs to the area. It would help the neighborhood by bringing people together in a park where children can play, adults can socialize and all can admire the beauty. It's a win win win.

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Viewed the plan for the park & talked with the enthusiastic staff

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Get them more money to move ahead faster with their goals

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

I was introduced to the charity by a friend who is on the board. The charity is designed to create badly needed green space in Hollywood, CA. The people involved are totally committed to creating an area that will give this community a beautiful place to go with their friends and families. They are building an amazing dream and should be supported.

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Seeing the dedication of those invovled

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increase the staffing

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a stakeholder and advocate for the East Hollywood Community, I give my unqualified support for the Friends of the Hollywood Cap Park. I can think of no other project in the entire country more worthy of support than the effort to build a park over the 101 Freeway in the heart of Hollywood. As President of the East Hollywood Neighborhood Council, I represent the more than 53,000 residents of East Hollywood who live without a park within walking distance of their homes. This lack of parks and open space is a crisis in this community, and Friends of the Hollywood Cap Park are tireless in their efforts to bring this desperately-needed open space to the people of Hollywood. There, literally, is no time to waste. In ten years, an overweight seven-year-old in East Hollywood will be a diabetic, facing a lifetime of health problems. The Hollywood Cap Park would not only bring necessary open space to one of the most densely-populated neighborhoods in the country, it would alleviate the serious health issues faced by children growing in close proximity to the freeway. Studies have shown that children who live within 1,000 feet of a freeway suffer significantly higher incidences of diseases like autism and asthma. The Friends of the Hollywood Cap Park will not rest until this dream is a reality. They need all the support they can get.

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What was once just a figment of someone's imagination, is now a concrete reality -- moving forward every day. The Friends of the Hollywood Cap Park are the only organization dedicated solely to keeping the momentum going on this desperately-needed project.

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Give them more money, so they could start building the park TODAY!

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