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Here's How Highland Park Turned a Gas Station Into a Park

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#yorkpark #highlandpark #noparking

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Highland Park's much-anticipated new park at the intersection of hip York Boulevard and Avenue 50 used to be a gas station; now the only thing to remind anyone of that past life is the cleverly repurposed gas station sign to announce the park's location. The corner lot, just a third of an acre, has undergone a $3-million transformation and now has a little amphitheater, shock absorbent pavement, hardy musical equipment (including a xylophone!), and a slide that looks like a giant snake, says Eastsider LA. The park's design was informed by input from local stakeholders and residents. Surrounded by a decorative metal-and-stone gate and containing public restrooms, this park is definitely a much-needed, kid-friendly addition to this strip of the street.

The York park is open!! #park #yorkpark #highlandpark #nela #la #california #90042

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New park in York Blvd. In #highlandpark!

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A new park in the neighborhood #losangeles #highlandpark #nela

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Avenue 50 & York Blvd., Los Angeles 90042