The Militant is all about more parks and open space for the people, especially as developers and the LAUSD are grabbing up every single open parcel of land we got (and just wait after the next big quake when lots of properties get condemned...).
So the Militant is pleased when one of his City-staffer operatives informed him of the grand opening this Saturday of Beverly Union Park in Historic Filipinotown, just a few blocks west of Belmont High School (no, not that Belmont) at 1644 W. Beverly Blvd, by Union Avenue.
The park, a project of Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust and Council President Eric Garcetti replaces an old community garden and is situated next to a large mural by artist Eliseo Art Silva depicting figures and events in Filipino American history. The park sports a children's jungle gym area, basketball courts and open space.
Saturday's park dedication will (in addition to the expected speeches by a multitude of civic officials who like to take credit for it), FREE FOOD, martial arts demonstrations, arts and crafts and Filipino and Latino entertainment. The festivities run from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
If you live nearby, whether you live in Silverlake, Historicfilipinotown, Picounion, Echopark or even Downtownlosangeles, please pay the park a visit for the Militant as he heals from his recent injury (getting a little better...),