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New Pocket Park Coming to North Hollywood, Community Garden to Open Hollywood

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North Hollywood: What do you do when the city owns a vacant lot that's being used by people as an unofficial trash landfill? Clear it out and make it into a park. On Monday, Councilwoman and Controller-Elect Wendy Greuel and others will make the first ceremonial dig on the Bellaire Pocket Park Project, located at the corner of Bellaire Ave and Strathern St.

Plans include featuring native plants, a learning center, a play set and solar-powered lights. Saticoy Elementary School has also agreed to adopt the park and utilize it as part of their science curriculum.

Hollywood: A new community garden will have its grand opening tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. The Fountain Community Garden features 60 plots, enough space for nearly 100 gardeners, according to Eric Garcetti's office. And of course, native plants will be included as well as a children's play area, a mulch center and more than 20 fruit trees. The garden is located at Fountain and St. Andrews.