The city of West Hollywood invites community members to participate virtually in shaping future site improvements at William S. Hart Park, 8341 De Longpre Ave.
Outreach for the park’s improvements officially began last December and included several in-person pop-up community events at locations throughout the city. The first outreach findings were presented in February, however, remaining events were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In September, the city resumed outreach efforts and presented preliminary concepts to the Disabilities Advisory Board. As with every outreach event, community members were encouraged to share ideas about improvements to pedestrian and vehicular access and site amenities within the park.
On Thursday, Oct. 29, at 5:30 p.m., a virtual presentation on the park improvements will be held via Zoom. City staff and the consulting landscape architect will present three conceptual design plans and 3-D model renderings. Each concept is sensitive to the park’s existing topography and landscape, provides active and passive areas for park users of all abilities, takes into consideration previous community feedback and illustrates creative design options to enhance the park experience. Community members will be encouraged to participate and comment on the concept designs. To participate in the Zoom forum, visit zoom.us/j/94258727257. People can also participate by calling (669)900-6833 and entering the meeting ID number 94258727257.
Following this community engagement meeting, revised concept designs will be presented to the city’s Public Facilities Commission at its Dec. 9 meeting before being considered by the City Council in early 2021.
Currently, the park has many amenities available to the public including a fenced off-leash dog area, AIDS Memorial Garden and water fountain. The park is surrounded by trees and landscaping on the property, which also includes the historic William S. Hart house and a theater used and operated by the Actors Studio.
Improvements and upgrades to the existing buildings will be completed in a separate phase of work.
Hart was an actor during Hollywood’s Golden Era, considered to be on par with contemporaries like Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks. He was particularly well-known for appearances in westerns. Hart died in 1946 at the age of 81.
For information, visit weho.org/hartpark.
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