More happy news for Boyle Heights, which is getting all sorts of new trains, library renovations, and police stations: Eastern Group Publications reports that the Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative Vest Pocket Park at 1st and Chicago (right near the new police station and renovated library) will be renamed the Ross Valencia Community Park at a dedication ceremony on Veteran's Day (November 11), in honor of a late World War II veteran and lifelong Boyle Heights resident. What struck us as odd was that the park is described as 0.08 acres. City documents announcing the name change call the green space a "0.08 acre unstaffed park site which has landscaping and walking paths" (don't expect to burn a ton of calories). We thought the new RFK park in Koreatown was small at 1/3 of an acre, but (calculators out) this is less than 1/10 of an acre. Still a nice gesture, though.
· City Dedicates Park in Honor of Mr. Boyle Heights [EGP]
· ConstructionWatch: RFK Park in Koreatown [Curbed LA]