This past Saturday, elected officials joined with the nonprofit organization From Lot to Spot to celebrate the grand opening of Rudolph Park in the City of Lawndale.

The 1.5-acre green space, located one block east of Hawthorne Boulevard, is highlighted by a perimeter walking path which flanks a grass field, a children's play area, an outdoor gym, and a large space with seating and shade for public gatherings.  Other features include native and drought-tolerant plants, local art and night-sky friendly lighting.

Rudolph Park is the culmination of a five year process, beginning with the City of Lawndale's purchase of the underlying property for recreational uses in 2011.  In the ensuing years, From Lot to Spot and the Trust for Public Land engaged in a robust community outreach program to determine the types of amenities that would be provided within the park.  This process included events where local families worked to create colorful mosaics that now adorn the park's climbing wall, children's water play area and entry plaza.

The project was funded by a grant from the California Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Program.