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Friends of the Hollywood Cap Park

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Environment, Parks & Playgrounds

Mission: In relation to the environmental impact report, the organization held a scoping meeting as required by ceqa. The event was the largest in la history with 270 stakeholders attending. Caltrans and larap worked to finalize the cooperative agreement. Caltrans psr was finalized and negotiated fee of $5,000 was paid in full. Caltrans and fhcp began discussions of air rights and scheduling ctc presentation. Governor brown signed two pieces of legislation, eifd and cria, that will assist fhcp in funding and creating affordable housing. Fhcp delegation visited millennium park and the highline to learn best practices and funding strategies; advocacy trips to washington dc and sacramento. Fhcp began initial work on comprehensive economic study. Fhcp board members and volunteers participated in the 4th consecutive hollywood christmas parade. Fhcp participated in successful meetings with the building trades, lacarguy, lambda alpha and southern california planning congress.

Programs: The hollywood central park is a landmark infrastructure project that will create more than 40,000 direct and indirect jobs over 10 years, provide economic stimulus and long term economic security, provide healthy communities and provide children with open green space in which to grow and thrive. The hollywood central park will transform hollywood's disadvantaged communities into thriving economic engines and is an investment in our children, our community and our future.

in accordance with us gaap contribution of services are recognized if the services received (a) create or enhance nonfinancial assets or (b) require specialized skills that are provided by individuals possessing those skills, and (c) the services and costs would typically need to be purchased if not provided by donation. Contributed services that do not meet the criteria are not recognized. Fhcp receives a significant amount of donated services from unpaid professional volunteers who assist in carrying out the organization's program services. See sch d and sch o for detail.

Community Stories

11 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Having the Hollywood Central Park available to the community has so many obvious benefits, but none more important than what it will do for the quality of life for the kids in our community. I can’t image what my life would have been like without “outdoor play”. Just being able to run and jump and PLAY. I know having a space like the HCP, would make the boys and girls of Hollywood healthier, smarter, more optimistic and just plain happier. . . and all of us who work and live in Hollywood would benefit.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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Patti Negri

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 3

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The reality is that this part of Hollywood has less than 3% of the City Standard for neighborhood parkland of 4 acres/1000 residents. The surrounding neighborhoods are predominantly poor and minority and are completely built out. These air rights already belong to the people of California. I understand the park will clean the air from the two tunnels which will improve the health of the local residents and visitors.

This is a well organized, hard working effective group. As an Architect and Landscape Architect, as a Board Member of the local Neighborhood Council, and as a nearby resident, I strongly support the construction of this street level mile long park over this already depressed section of the Hollywood Freeway.

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John G.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It's a fantastic organization. Topping off the freeway with a park in an area that is desolate of green space is brilliant. It combines stuff for kids and exercisers with an arts presence and just the facility to sit and "take the air" for us geezers. It will be absolutely perfect for this community which needs it desperately.

I worked on helping raise money for it and we actually did!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I remember hearing about the dream of a park over the 101 freeway in Hollywood at a Hollywood Chamber meeting years ago. To see what great progress has been made is nothing short of inspiring. The Hollywood Cap Park will offer true green space in a urban landscape and reconnect two halves of one of the most famous neighborhoods in the world!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The idea of having a park being built on top of the 101 freeway is just amazing. A place where kids can come and play and families can spend time with each other just sounds like a great idea.

It will allow a community to come together, new jobs will be formed and it will be a great addition to what Hollywood stands for.



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