Learn About the Regional Park and Open Space District
For more than 25 years, the Regional Park and Open Space District has awarded more than $1 billion in grants for the development and improvement of parks, recreational, cultural, and community facilities and open spaces throughout Los Angeles County.
The Los Angeles County Regional Park and Open Space District (RPOSD) was created after voters approved Proposition A – the Safe Neighborhood Parks Act – in November, 1992.
With that vote, $540 million in Proposition A grant funds were provided for the acquisition, restoration and rehabilitation of property for parks, recreation and natural lands. An additional $319 million in funding was obtained after voters approved a second measure in 1996.
Grants have funded many projects – including walking and hiking trails, senior centers, tree planting programs, graffiti removal, playground and fitness equipment, as well as restoration of rivers and streams and beaches throughout the county. Over 25,000 youth have also been employed, working more than four million hours assisting in the successful completion of grant-funded projects in their communities.
Iconic locations such as Griffith Park and The Hollywood Bowl, as well as the Point Vicente Interpretive Center, Walnut Creek Wildlife Habitat, Emerald Necklace Improvements and The City of Hawthorne’s Memorial Center Gymnasium, are just a few of the outstanding projects that have received Prop. A grant funding. This is in addition to the hundreds of neighborhood parks across the 88 cities and unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County that have received funding through Prop. A to provide a more enjoyable experience for park-goers. Natural land and wildlife habitat, such as open space in the Santa Monica and San Gabriel Mountains and foothills, have been acquired and will remain preserved in perpetuity thanks to Prop. A funds.
We invite you to visit our site regularly for updates on grant-funded projects in your area that have been created, preserved and restored for your enjoyment – because “Parks Make Life Better!”