Hollywood Hills News
Built in 1907, the park was influenced by Gurdon Wattles’ travels across the globe, with a Japanese garden, Italian rose garden, an American”“inspired garden and a Spanish-inspired garden. The home was sold in 1965 and became a historic landmark because it was one of the few homes of its kind; made before
It was one of the first tourist attractions. In the 80s, the home was not being properly maintained and became an eyesore due to crime and vandalism that occurred in the park. Natural damage didn’t help the garden either; the garden’s teahouse was affected by flooding. Councilman Tom LaBonge has commenced fixing the problems that has afflicted the park; his plans include planting new shrubbery and correcting irrigation problems.
The Councilman is in charge of trade, tourism and commerce, as well as the vice president of arts, parks, health, aging and rivers. This isn’t the first improvement the councilman has done on parks in the area; he has also attempted to improve the conditions of
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