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garden, space for rotating recreational activities, public art, storage shed and landscaping.
Transforming this overgrown
and forgotten corner at a busy intersection into a lively and beautiful space for rest, play, socializing
and exercise will positively impact
the quality of life for Westmont
residents. With this pocket park,
which is scheduled to be completed in 2023, the percentage of
Westmont residents living within
a 10-minute walk of a park would
increase from 57 percent to 74 per-

PHOTO COURTESY OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION

Los Angeles County Department of
Parks and Recreation recently partnered
with the U.S. Soccer Foundation and
Target to replace an old, damaged, unused futsal court at Roosevelt Park with
a brand new mini-pitch for soccer.

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cent. This means that an additional
5,700 residents, including nearly 1,800 youths, would be able to
walk to a nearby park.
Walnut Park Pocket Park
Walnut Park Pocket Park is the top
priority project identified in the Walnut Park CPRP. DPR acquired the
property in 2019 and was awarded
$4.3 million in Proposition 68 grant
funds in 2020 to develop the park.
The 0.5-acre park, which is planned
to be completed in 2023, will be
the first park in the community of
Walnut Park, which has 16,000 residents and a very high level of park
need. The pocket park will include
two new playgrounds with shade,
exercise equipment, a splash pad,
walking paths, an outdoor perfor-

mance stage, public art, a picnic and
BBQ area, landscaping, lighting,
and a restroom/security building.
The community has long desired a
park of its own and is eager to see
this come to fruition.
The park is within a half-mile
walk for more than 13,000 residents, including 4,000 youths. By
providing a new park closer to
where people live, the project will
help decrease vehicle miles traveled
and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Walnut Park has a low level
of urban tree canopy (16 percent)
compared to the recommended
standard of 25 percent. The new
park will help address this by installing 38 drought-tolerant native trees
throughout the site. The carbon sequestration potential of these trees



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