The City of West Hollywood Will Be Soliciting Feedback on Hart Park Improvements

William S. Hart Park, 8341 De Longpre Ave.

The City of West Hollywood will hold several meetings over the next few months to solicit feedback from residents about plans for improvements to William S. Hart Park.

The park, which is located at 8341 De Longpre Ave., includes an AIDS Memorial, an off-leash fenced-in dog park area, and picnic tables. It also is the location of Hart House, constructed in 1919 in the Colonial Revival style, were originally was the home

of silent movie actor William S. Hart, who donated the house and property to the City of Los Angeles upon his death in 1944. A portion of the building is used as a theatrical center by The Actors Studio.

Residents will be asked to share ideas about improving pedestrian and vehicular accessibility to the park as well as discuss possible upgrades to existing park amenities. The park is accessible both from De Longpre to the south and Sunset Boulevard to the north.

A landscape architect will be present at the first meeting, which will take place on Feb. 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hart Park. The landscape architect will present renderings and drawings that represent how the park may look based on feedback and consideration of the community’s comments and ideas. The final concepts will be presented for approval to the West Hollywood City Council in mid-2020.

These pop-ups and community engagement events will provide opportunities for everyone to learn more about Hart Park, share ideas and comments to improve the park, and meet City staff and other community members who are interested in

In addition to the Feb. 1 event, the city has scheduled the following:

  • Feb. 5, 3 to 7 p.m. at the grass area at West Hollywood Park, 627 S. San Vicente Blvd. south of Santa Monica.
  • Feb. 10, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Farmers Market on the Fountain Avenue side of Plummer Park just east of North Vista Street.
  • Feb. 20, 6 to 8 p.m., Rooms 5 & 6 at the Plummer Park Community Center, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd. west of Fuller Avenue.
  • March 25, 6 to 7:30 p.m., at the Disability Advisory Board meeting, Rooms 5 & 6 at the Plummer Park Community Center, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd. west of Fuller Avenue.
  • April 15, 6 to 8 p.m., a presentation of the preferred concept at Rooms 5 & 6 at the Plummer Park Community Center, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd. west of Fuller Avenue.
  • June 10, 6:30 to 9 p.m., a presentation to the City Council at the City Council Chambers, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd, south of Santa Monica.

Event-related special accommodations may be provided upon written or phone request to Debbie Gonzalez within 48 hours prior to event date. Gonzalez can be reached by email at DeGonzalez@weho.org or by phone at (323) 848-3116.


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RMD

For starters a 3-way stop, and crosswalks at De Longpre & Flores; crossing the street to the park during morning/evening rush hour safely is a challenge.

Larry Block
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Larry Block

This idea of a 3-way stop needs to be brought up at the Transportation Commission. Please join the Public Facilities Commission and city staff at one of these pops ups. Many exciting things happening at our city parks. The Public Facilities Commission meets the 2nd wednesday of every month at 6:30 pm at the community room at city hall.

Vigilant
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Vigilant

Truly amazing how the great parks of our past throughout the country, beautifully designed and kept up have survived without teams of expensive consultants and community meetings wondering what to do. Note to the city: JUST TAKE CARE OF WHAT YOU HAVE INHERITED THROUGH CITY INCORPORATION. Consultants from Pacoima, Paso Robles or Irvine just phone in their ideas and collect exorbitant fees for tinker toy ventures. If you don’t believe it, look up how the checks are cut in the DEMAND REGISTER, located under Consent Calendar Items of the City Council Agenda. There are endless streams of eye popping expenditures.

CheckYourArrogance
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CheckYourArrogance

Community meetings aren’t “wondering what to do,” they indicate respect for the residents’ needs and a willingness to take different viewpoints under consideration. Some people would rather collaborate with, rather than steamroll, others. Sounds like that’s not a good fit for you.

Vigilant
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Vigilant

The comment was not meant to disrespect residents or collaborative efforts. All that is best served by knowledgable leaders that have some practical and verifiable expertise in the area. Please refer to the comment below referencing Plummer Park Redesign.

Jonathan Simmons
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Jonathan Simmons

How very necessary. Literally my dog and I would go daily. My dog lost interest a few years ago, and when pressed, he said “WHAT A DUMP” (Really, a gay Dog I guess who didn’t even know what an amazing Bette Davice impersonation he could do. Given how small the entire park site is, with most of the land used by the fenced in dog park… Somehow, nonetheless, I suspect the City will find need for outrageous sums to revamp & get to code, not just a very popular local dog park, but one probably nicer than almost any greater… Read more »

Jose
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Jose

Hart Park, West Hollywood Park…meanwhile, Plumber Park has been left behind to the homeless invasion.

Larry Block
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Larry Block

Plummer Park has money allocated and implementation of a redesign is on the agenda – please stay tuned and your voice is important.

Vigilant
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Vigilant

Central Park in Manhattan has scheduled a $150 million redesign, $100 million coming from the Central Park Conservancy and $50 million from the City. Point is that the Conservancy has the expertise about parks and are able to guide the proper upgrades. In West Hollywood, there is a glaring lack of expertise and the ability to properly evaluate venues that were initially well designed, cared for and useful to the community. They unfortunately don’t conceive of what they have and yet contract for services from equally uninformed folks. On the previous Plummer Park Redesign, not a single firm in consideration… Read more »

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Jose

It looks like a trailer park office.