WEST HOLLYWOOD—On Monday, October 18, the city of West Hollywood will begin improvements on 1343 N. Laurel Ave. in order to use it as a passive public park. The improvements will continue through November.

The park will serve as a neighborhood park to provide a safe and secure setting, but it will also have the goal of retaining as much of the healthy vegetation as possible. The area will also be used for quiet reflection and provide an escape from urban living.

The improvements to the area are a pet waste station, installation of wrought iron fencing and decomposed granite paths, and the placement of benches, tables and trashcans. Other improvements include a landscape clean up where two smaller trees, which are impacting major specimen trees, will be removed. Also, ADA access will be installed and located in the area just north of the driveway.

The house and structures located on the property will not be open to the public. The city’s park rules and regulations will be enforced, and the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Department will patrol the area if needed.

The park will be open from 9 a.m. to dusk from Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to dusk on the weekends. The park, similar to Havenhurst Park and Formosa Park, will provide no public restrooms. Once improvements are completed, the city will hold a grand opening ceremony.

For more information on the improvements and the park itself, please call 323-848-6895. For the deaf and hard of hearing, please call 323-848-6496.