Brooklyn Heights Park, located at 318 N. Mathews Avenue, is roughly .19 acres in size, and will feature a children's playground, fitness equipment, landscaping, outdoor seating, walking paths, a drinking fountain, and public art when completed. The $5.2-million project is the first new park project in the City of Los Angeles to be funded by Proposition 68, a $4.1-billion bond measure passed by California voters in 2018.
According to a 2019 report to the Recreation and Parks Board, more than 14,000 people live in neighborhood surrounding Brooklyn Heights Park, including 5,100 people within a half-mile radius.
The project is a relatively small change for the neighborhood, which is also seeing the construction of new supportive housing projects from East L.A. Community Corporation and Abode Communities on Metro-owned sites nearby.
The Brooklyn Heights Park may be joined by another small green space a half-mile west near Mariachi Plaza, where East L.A. Community Corp is slated to build a similar pocket park in conjunction with a new affordable housing project.
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