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New Park for Downtown Residents Looking Like an Old Park

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When the new LAPD Police Administration Building opened last Fall, a park was gifted to the community. But it wasn't too long before it was blocked off to the public for two weeks to make way for a Los Angeles Police Foundation gala. When all was said and done, the equipment used ruined the grass, leaving it brown and muddy during wet weather. Eric Richardson at blogdowntown has been following the lack of progress, finding that repairs should start with a few weeks at the expense of the foundation. Also, the palm trees are not doing so well, but police, who are in charge of the park rather than Parks & Rec, say that's a separate issue.