Augustus F. Hawkins Natural Park

Location: 5790 Compton Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90011

A collaborative effort between the community of South Central and three landscape architects from UC Berkeley, Lawrence Moss & Associates and the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy helped transform a polluted brownfield belonging to the LA Department of Water and Power into a 8.5 acre park.

The park features native plants, wetland and rock channels to contain stormwater, various recycled materials and hosts multiple youth programs that provide nature and science education for the community.

During its construction, the park created 50 new jobs for local residents and continues to serve the South Central community with much needed green spaces.

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