The Ricardo Lara Linear Walking Park has won the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Community Impact Award.
A Lynwood delegation led by Councilmember Maria Santillan-Beas accepted the award and a check for nearly $5,000 this week at ULI’s fall meeting in Boston. The Lara Park was one of five international parks that were considered.
The award recognizes open and transformative spaces that promote healthy, sustainable and equitable outcomes in their communities. A jury of architects, developers, investors and planners evaluated the projects based on design, programming, community benefits, partnerships, funding and the demonstration of value.
“We should all be very proud of winning this award which is proof that the city of Lynwood continues to be an All-America City,” said Santillan-Beas.