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Plan to Cap 101 Freeway in Hollywood with a Park to get a Boost Tonight

Yellow identifies where the park could go | Image via the Hollywood Freeway Central Park Project
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When you're a park poor city with little room to designate more park space, where do you go? You build one on top of a freeway. Well, that's the vision of community and politicians a like and tonight is the Friends of the Hollywood Central Park's annual gala.

"The idea for a park over the 101 freeway between Bronson and Santa Monica is truly visionary and would provide sorely needed open space in one of Los Angeles's (and America's) densest neighborhoods," said Eric Garcetti in an e-mail newsletter sent out today.

The 44-acre park is supported by many, including Caltrans, Mayor Villaraigosa, Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein, the Department of Recreation & Parks, among many other big names and organizations. Support is a great first step, but fudning is key, hence tonight's event.