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Solar Lights to be Switched on at North Hollywood Park

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Actor and environmentalist Ed Begley, Jr. will help unveil 28 new solar-powered light poles at North Hollywood Park tonight. It is being touted as a green energy and safety improvement for the park, which abuts the east side of the 170 Freeway. At night, portions of the park are extremely dark as very little light bleeds in from the surrounding neighborhood.

The Department of Recreation and Parks says the poles were installed with city by employees rather than outside contractors, therefore cutting the cost in half. It is also the first-ever solar-powered lighting system at a city park facility.

Tonight's unveiling is at 6:30 p.m.