Demolition on San Vicente Side of West Hollywood Park to Begin Wednesday

West Hollywood Park redesign

The City of West Hollywood has announced that it will begin early demolition work of the public area along San Vicente Boulevard of West Hollywood Park on Wednesday. In order to maintain an accessible path of travel from San Vicente Boulevard to the pool area, this work will be performed in two phases.

Phase one of the demolition will begin with the concrete seating on the north end of the public seating area being removed. Construction fencing will be installed in this area prior to and throughout the course of work. Public safety officers will be on site to ensure safe access to park facilities. This phase is expected to take approximately ten business days to complete.

Phase two will begin immediately after the completion of phase one. Phase two includes demolition of the concrete sidewalk, seating, wall, adjacent foliage and the pool gate. This phase also includes installation of fencing north of the Tiny Tot trailer. Construction fencing will be installed prior to and throughout the course of work.

West Hollywood Library and its adjacent five-story public parking garage will remain open and accessible from North San Vicente Boulevard throughout construction, and parking is free for one hour in the garage.

The city began construction of the forthcoming Aquatic and Recreation Center in March 2017. Construction is part of West Hollywood Park Master Plan Phase II improvements. Safety fencing has been added to impacted areas and West Hollywood Park will remain open throughout construction. Every existing park facility will continue to be open until after each new improvement is completed and available.

Construction at West Hollywood Park is anticipated to last through 2020. The city and its partners in the effort are working to minimize impacts on park users, on local residents, and on surrounding businesses. Construction fences will ensure safety in and around construction areas and large expanses of the park will remain open for use. All area businesses remain open as usual.

The Aquatic and Recreation Center, when completed, will feature two rooftop swimming pools and a multi-sport court that will accommodate a variety of sports such as basketball, volleyball, and dodgeball. It will also feature five community meeting rooms and one conference room, recreation staff offices, a Tiny Tot program classroom, a public access television studio, lockers, and additional parking. Park improvements will add small and large dog parks (which are completed and open), expanded green spaces, updated children’s playgrounds, and an AIDS Monument.

Details about West Hollywood Park construction are available at www.weho.org/whparkproject. To receive regular updates about park construction, sign up for an email blast at www.weho.org/email or send a request to whparkproject@weho.org.


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Joe
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Joe

As Plummer Park continues to look like the homeless step child swept under the rug.

Jack
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Jack

Hope with the millions that are being spent on this new park it doesn’t become a SKID ROW that the existing one has become. Drug addicts have found the free food service and dark areas very welcoming.

RobbyMarkDobby
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RobbyMarkDobby

It will be nice when all the construction is finished in the Park. Save for a brief two year respite, the park has been generally off limits or minimally available for going on 4 years. I think we’ll all be glad when we stop rebuilding West Hollywood Park over and over again…

UCSBGRAD
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UCSBGRAD

I am so excited for the park to be finished as all the renderings look fantastic. I wish they could speed it up so we could enjoy it earlier. I guess good things come to those who wait.

mike
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mike

Great . Hopefully, they can keep the addicts away.

restil
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restil

wonderful! all of us are really going to enjoy the new park.

Jack
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Jack

Maybe this is the reason the city took no action with the growing skid row in front of the San Vicente entrance to the park. One day I passed by and there were 5 sheriff’s cars surrounding the area. The area is consistently littered with drugged out bodies. Hate to think we’re going to spend these millions of dollars on this park only to have it inundated with drug addicts and alcoholics only to have the city do nothing while we all watch it turn into a million dollar dump.

Mike Derek
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Mike Derek

Good point