Sometimes life in a big city can get hectic. The traffic, the noise, the pollution, it’s almost enough to drive a person right out of Los Angeles in search of a simpler life and a slower pace.
Soon you’ll be able to strap on your overalls and head to East Hollywood for a little country living. The Department of Recreation and Parks plans to provide a slice of rural America just east of Vermont Avenue in the form of a new pocket park.
As Urbanize LA first reported today, the Los Angeles City Planning Commission has revealed plans for the pocket park with a decidedly agricultural look. It will be built on a vacant, city-owned, half-acre lot on Madison Avenue, between Santa Monica and Fountain avenues.
Plans call for some modern amenities: fitness equipment, a junior sized basketball court, and permeable cobble pavement for a little water sustainability.
That’s all fine and dandy, but the real draw here is the farm motif. Check out that tin roof shade and grain silo slide. There’s also a tractor that’s (presumably) playground equipment.
If this park has you itching to cultivate, you’re in luck. Right next door will be a community garden with 30 to 50 plots available to rent. Those without a green thumb may want to make use of the 640 square-foot "garden education center" on site.
The park’s unique look was created by EPT Design and was funded by a $2.2 million grant from the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks. No word yet on when construction will begin.
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