A Metropolitan Mecca

Vista Hermosa Natural Park–whose name in Spanish means “beautiful view”–has created a new model of park design in downtown Los Angeles. Located at the edge of a dense residential zone, the 9.5-acre park is nature’s reprieve from the intensity of urban life. Los Angeles is one of the most park-poor cities in America, with fewer acres of parkland per 1,000 residents than other major cities in the country. According to the Trust for Public Land, the national average for park …

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One comment on “A Metropolitan Mecca

  1. Todd Larson, Marketing Director, Pressley Associates Landscape Architects on said:

    This is a great article. This is just the park that smog-choked Los Angeles has needed for years. Judging from the photo, it’s the perfect oasis from such a highway-overrun city, and a model of environmental sustainability as well as public parkland. I look forward to more landscape success stories like this.

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