07 Mar LFCSA Invited to Celebrate G2 Parcel Purchase
The G2 Parcel is a 42 acre parcel of land recently purchased by The City of Los Angeles. With the purchase of the land, the Rio de Los Angeles State Park will finally be connected to the River and the site will be secured to restore 11 miles of LA River habitat. The revitalization project is promising to include bike paths, open spaces and access to the river.
Last year’s 3rd grade students worked with Friends of the Los Angeles River (FOLAR) to imagine the potential of this land, if purchased by the city. They also worked with engineers, city planners and their teachers to create prototypes of their ideas which they presented to councilmembers working on the parcel purchase, during a visit to City Hall. Some of their ideas included horse trails, a water slide, a outdoor movie theater and robotic fish that would tell the history of the Los Angeles River.
It was exciting to have some of these students visit the site now that it has been purchased and be part of the celebration. Mayor Eric Garcetti, California State Senate President Kevin de Leon and our councilmember Gil Cedillo spoke directly to our students during their speeches urging them to keep imagining up ideas for this piece of land and Los Angeles as a whole as they are the future of our City.
Our 4th and 5th grade students then preformed a song written by them about the L.A. River and presented our Mayor with a book created by LFCSA students that illustrates their L.A. History studies.
Our Coyote Gazette reporters joined the press covering the event and interviewed the attendees. We look forward to reading their perspective of this beautiful and inspiring event! We also look forward to our students continuing their partnership with FOLAR and being a part of the revitalization of the L.A. River.