WEST HOLLYWOOD—The city of West Hollywood noted that demolition work has started along San Vicente Boulevard of West Hollywood Park on Wednesday, December 12. According to a press release from the City, work will be completed in two phases to ensure an accessible path of travel from San Vicente Blvd. to the pool region. Construction fencing will be installed during both phases of work.

Phase one of the demolition will start with the concrete seating on the north end of the public seating area being eliminated. Public safety officers will be on site to provide safe access to park facilities. This phase is expected to take approximately 10 business days to finish.

Phase two will start right after the completion of phase one and will include the demolition of concrete sidewalk, seating, wall, adjacent foliage, and the pool gate.  The second phase includes the installation of fencing north of the Tiny Tot trailer.

Parking will be available at both the West Hollywood Library and its adjacent five-story public parking garage via N. San Vicente Boulevard during construction, and parking is free for one hour in the garage.

Construction for the upcoming Aquatic and Recreation Center started in March 2017, and is part of the City’s Park Master Plan Phase II improvements. All existing park facilities will continue to be open until after each new improvement is completed and available. The construction at West Hollywood Park is expected to be complete by 2020. Businesses in the region are expected to remain operational during the construction.

The Aquatic and Recreation Center, once finished will feature two rooftop swimming pools and a multi-sport court that will accommodate a variety of sports including 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, expanded green spaces, updated children’s playgrounds, and an AIDS Monument.

For information about West Hollywood Park construction, visit 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.

For more details, contact the city of West Hollywood’s Department of Public Works at (323) 848-6375. For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, call TTY (323) 848-6496.