The Ricardo Lara Linear Park along Fernwood Ave gained national media recognition recently. As you may know the park is one of five in the world under consideration for the 2018 Urban Land Institute Open Space Award.
Judges visited the park recently and had high praise for the park which was developed on a mile long strip of land on the south side of Fernwood Ave.
Here’s how Forbes.com described our park!
Ricardo Lara Linear Park – SWA Group also was instrumental in an effort to turn a vacant five-acre strip of land alongside Interstate 105 into a mile-long park in Lynwood, Calif. The park is located in a densely populated neighborhood that for years had lacked open space, and it emphasizes recreation, social equity and environmental health. What’s more, it brought together neighborhoods after construction of the highway separated them in the 1990s. The city tapped a $5 million grant from a California Department of Parks and Recreation fund to spearhead the project.
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The winning park will be announced at the ULI Fall Meeting in Boston in October.