HOLA Breaks Ground on New Arts & Recreation Center in Lafayette Park

"OUR LEGACY WILL BE JUDGED BY HOW WE EMPOWER THE NEXT GENERATION OF ANGELENOS."
-City Council President Herb Wesson
 
 

On the morning of November 2, 2017, Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA), the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, and City Council President Herb Wesson celebrated the historic groundbreaking of HOLA's new flagship building! Together with our dedicated project partners, community members, and donors, we acknowledged the enormous amount of hard work and dedication that has already gone into this exciting project, which is set for completion in Spring 2018.

“THERE WAS A LOT OF THOUGHTFULNESS AND COMMUNITY LISTENING, [SO] THIS PROJECT IS GOING TO BE THAT MUCH MORE SPECIAL FOR MANY GENERATIONS TO COME.” 

- Tony Brown, HOLA CEO

Watch Tony's full speech.

HOLA’s new 25,000 square foot headquarters will feature custom-designed activity and community rooms, music rooms and creative lab spaces. With more than 300 families still on HOLA’s waitlists quarterly, we are thrilled to expand our capacity to serve the community by 74%! Read more about our new Arts & Recreation Center here.

Stay tuned for details about the Grand Opening to come in Spring 2018. Sign up for Arts & Recreation Center Updates from HOLA!

Room naming opportunities are available! Please contact Brooke Lykins at blykins@heartofla.org for information.

View more footage from the Groundbreaking!

Thank you to our partners and supporters:           

PROJECT PARTNERS

Mayor Eric Garcetti

Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson, 10th District

City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks

City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering Prop K - L.A. for Kids Program

HOLA PROJECT CHAIR

Alison Whalen^

HOLA CAPITAL CAMPAIGN CHAIR

Mary A. James^

PROJECT SUPPORTERS*

The Ezralow Family; Dan and Mary A. James^; Thomas and Dana Riccard^; Roth Family Foundation; The Ahmanson Foundation; Wallis Annenberg and the Annenberg Foundation; W.M. Keck Foundation; Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher - Douglas M. Champion, Partner; The Jerry and Terri Kohl Family Foundation; Brook and Pam Smith Family Foundation; The Walt Disney Company; The Johnny Carson Foundation; Edgerton Foundation; Daniel Floyd^; Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, Second District, and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works; Patricia Quick; Rosenthal Family Foundation; The Ruch Family; Wasserman Foundation; Esther Fischer; Samuel and Leah Fischer; Erika J. Glazer; Lynda and Joe Grigg; Mauricio and Sharon Oberfeld^; Donald and Joann Ralphs; Leona and Peter Schube^; The David and Linda Shaheen Foundation; P.J. and Lisa Shapiro^; Alison Whalen and Steven A. Marenberg^; Rod Carter^; David Dalton^; Glenn and Lisa Gritzner^; Dean and Kelli Hallett; J. Warren and Jennifer Rissier^; Chris and Samantha Robichaud^; Robert and Ann Ronus; Jim Toth and Reese Witherspoon^; David and Melissa Unger^; the entire HOLA Board of Directors, and many more wonderfully generous supporters

PROGRAM SUSTAINABILITY SUPPORTERS

The Ring Foundation

Surdna Foundation

Burberry Foundation

CONSTRUCTION PARTNERS

Berliner Architects

Balfour Beatty Construction

SG Blocks

David Dalton, Inc.

FINANCING PARTNERS

Weingart Foundation

Los Angeles Development Fund

TELACU

U.S. Bank

*Donors to the project in amounts of $10,000 and above

^Indicates a member of the HOLA Board of Directors