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It's Tom's Park--We Just Watch Him Play with It


MT, DWP Men at Work, 3.9.10

At a time when the City has nearly no money to mow the lawn, DWP workers were spotted this morning in Mulholland Fountain Park plowing dirt to ready it for a decomposed granite path for joggers.

We first mentioned two weeks ago that Tom LaBonge was planning to bring to Mulholland Fountain Park a jogging path for seniors. GPWist reported it this way:

LaBonge has some money, so he's gonna build that jogging path for the seniors even if they have to cross one of the busiest intersections in all of Los Angeles to get there. Even if there's more room on the other side of the street - where the senior citizen's center is actually located - for a bigger, better path. He's throwing in some native plants to appease greenies, too.

Whipping that crystal ball out again, we're thinking Avon's Walk for Breast Cancer is probably the real target user group. The Mulholland Fountain makes for mighty nice high profile photo ops.
The helpful DWP workers told me this morning, "The community wanted a jogging path." We were at two Park meetings at which the path was discussed, and nobody remembers any such consensus at either of them.