Hollywood Central Park Gala – January 7, 2016

The passion about the park has spread through every corner of the Hollywood community and across the city of Los Angeles.
– State Senator Curren Price

Facts and Benefits

The Facts

More than 180,000 people, including 40,000 children live within just one mile of the proposed park

Hollywood has 0.005 acres of open space per resident as compared to 0.012 acres of open space within the City of Los Angeles and is one of the lowest resident-to-park space communities in California

Two-thirds of children in Los Angeles do not live near a park, playground, or other safe place to play. By comparison, New York City’s parks are much more equitably distributed with more than 91 percent of its children living within walking distance of a park

The median income for this one-mile area is $23,481—nearly half the region’s median income level. In addition, 75.2 percent of this one square-mile population is non-white minorities with 53.3 percent of Hispanic ethnicity

Existing park space is disproportionately concentrated in the region’s wealthy neighborhoods. As a result, Latino, African-American, and Asian Pacific Islander youth are dramatically less likely than their White counterparts to enjoy access to open space, playgrounds, and other exercise facilities

The Benefits


Promotes equity

Provides green open space and recreational facilities to more than 40,000 children

Promotes public health and encourages active lifestyles

Reunites diverse communities and dense neighborhoods, separated for more than 60 years, by the Hollywood Freeway

Provides an exemplary illustration of efficient and innovative alternative land use

Strategies and outcomes serve as a national model for the creation of new green open space in a dense urban environment



Creates more than 40,000 direct and indirect jobs, including 30% entry level and apprenticeship programs and local hire

Provides an economic stimulus for investment in resource efficient infill development

Increases tourism


Energy and the Environment

Improves air quality and reduces global warming

Reduces automobile usage and fuel consumption, green house gas emissions and promotes energy efficiency and conservation

Creates a transit oriented development

Utilizes 21st Century cutting-edge environmental technologies


Infrastructure Improvements

Streamlines freeway functioning

Improves freeway overpasses


Our annual For the Love of Hollywood Gala celebration is held a few days after the start of the new year, a magical and luminous time period where anything is possible.
From the first moment that it was explained to me, I’ve been a huge fan, and supporter, of The Hollywood Central Park. I mean, what’s not to love?
Triple digit temperatures and a schedule packed with meetings awaited this year’s FHCP Sacramento Advocacy Delegation this past August. Little did we know the real heat would come from some of the most successful meetings we have ever encountered during any of our advocacy trips.
FHCP goes to Washington DC because civic engagement is an essential component of our mission. As part of our strategy to create change we must engage the state and federal legislative processes.