Baldwin Hills Parklands Health Living for All Initiative Project

The goal of the Initiative is to promote healthy active living in ways that directly target and benefit communities in the Baldwin Hills Parklands Service Area. The two-year program will plan, program and create materials that promote parks as a tool to achieve physical and psychological health.

The project will feature development of a series of program elements including not limited to:

  • Recreational materials to increase the number of persons engaging in moderate to vigorous physical activity;
  • Park, clinic and school assessments to improve student health and wellness and increase shared use of outdoor facilities and health resources;
  • A public repository at Charles Drew Medical Center, West L.A. College and local libraries for evidence-based research and technical assistance to promote health in the Parklands;
  • Youth programs on physical activities, healthy eating and stewardship;
  • Support for community-based health interventions through organizing, capacity building and education; and
  • Reduction of transit, language and other perceived barriers to park access.

The County Public Health Department has documented the high obesity, heart disease in Southwest Los Angeles County and recommends prioritizing park resources in these
high need areas to improve health. The County Parks Needs Assessment completed in 2016 includes an inventory of facilities that can be linked to healthcare providers in and
around the Parklands.

Project Status: Active

Completion Date: Winter 2019

Project Partners: The City Project, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science, the National Environmental Education Foundation, the National Recreation and Parks Association, and Baldwin Hills Conservancy

Total Project Cost: $337,000

BHC Prop 1 Grant Amount: $250,000