Now Unoccupied, LA City Hall Lawn to Get Made Over

There's no budget for anything over-the-top, but it is an opportunity to bring in drought-resistant landscaping. The Department of Recreation and Parks is evaluating ideas.
January 3, 2012, 12pm PST | Judy Chang
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The now-vacant dirt lot "is a blank canvas for the city's Recreation and Parks Department, which must decide how to landscape a bit more than 1.7 acres of now-barren soil," writes author Dalina Castellanos.

The Department of Recreation and Parks has narrowed the choices to three: "The first 'low-fanfare' option would be to plant grass, he said. The second would be to incorporate more drought-tolerant and California native plants while maintaining a sizable lawn for public events. The third - and biggest departure - would be to incorporate native plants throughout and keep the grassy area to a minimum."

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Published on Sunday, January 1, 2012 in Los Angeles Times
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