Friends of the Hollywood Central Park have nurtured an ambitious and innovative plan for the City and residents of Hollywood.
– US Senator Dianne Feinstein

Aileen Getty Foundation Donates $1.2 Million to Friends of the Hollywood Central Park for Environmental Impact Report
12 September 2012

Friends of the Hollywood Central Park (FHCP) accepted a $1.2 million gift today from the Aileen Getty Foundation to fund the Environmental Impact Report (EIR).  With the Aileen Getty Foundation’s generous donation and the City’s contribution of $825,000 the projected $2 million Environmental Impact Report is now fully funded. 

From Aileen Getty, Aileen Getty Foundation:
“The Hollywood Central Park is all about building community and celebrating our commonality in a natural environment – an imaginative urban park built atop the Hollywood Freeway,” said Aileen Getty.  “The Park will allow people of all ages to connect to each other and to nature. I am energized by the opportunity to support this project. I believe it is a vital link in creating greater quality of life in our city.”

From Council Member Eric Garcetti:
"Hollywood Central Park will not only be a destination for the local community, it's going to be a global model of innovation in creating green and open public space in an urban city.  Aileen Getty has long been a generous champion for Hollywood and her support of the park adds to her lasting impact on this neighborhood," said Councilmember Eric Garcetti.  

From Council Member Tom LaBonge:
"There are many angels in this City of Angels, but Aileen Getty has some of the biggest wings," Councilmember Tom LaBonge said. "There is a growing movement around the world to take back infrastructure to create public spaces, and the Hollywood Central Park will be another great example."

From Laurie Goldman, FHCP president:
“FHCP is overwhelmed by Aileen Getty’s magnificent donation – her indomitable spirit and commitment to Hollywood knows no bounds,” said FHCP President, Laurie Goldman. “Aileen Getty is an extraordinary and special person whom we are honored to call our friend.  The Aileen Getty Foundation gift allows FHCP to begin the environmental review process and takes us one major step closer to building the Hollywood Central Park.”

 

ABOUT THE AILEEN GETTY FOUNDATION                 
The Aileen Getty Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to alleviating poverty, improving quality of life, and enhancing community in Los Angeles and around the world. The Foundation is led by philanthropist Aileen Getty, who has worked tirelessly for more than a decade to provide supportive housing to the homeless in Hollywood. The Foundation supports a number of local and national causes related to urban poverty, homelessness, and community development, and continues to explore opportunities that assist the most vulnerable in our communities.