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Hollywood Pop-Up Park to Open May 20

By Matthew Severson

May 11, 2016

Hollywood Pop!, a semi-permanent pop-up park, to open with a neighborhood event; park is a pilot demonstration project intended to explore the future of public space in Hollywood

Hollywood Pop!, a new pop-up park opening at the corner of Selma and Ivar, answers a need for more public space in the heart of Hollywood. The park features colorful cartoon-like furniture pieces and amenities like seating, tables, landscaping, shade and wayfinding signage. Activating a previously vacant space surrounded by secondary schools, residences, retail and restaurants, the park will serve residents and visitors through 2016.

Interactive stations, including a photo booth, will invite input from participants at the opening event on May 20 from 5-8 pm. Community members will be able to test different park amenities and contribute ideas on how public space could be improved throughout Hollywood. Light refreshments will be provided by sweetgreen.

Hollywood Pop! is unique in that it is situated on private property owned by Gil Zahavi. Creating public space through partnerships with private property owners, like Gil Zahavi, could transform the street scene for Hollywood and other communities.

The pop-up installation is funded by the Sunset & Vine Business Improvement District and designed by LA-Más, an urban-based L.A. non-profit that blends policy and architecture to create community impact. Dunn-Edwards provided the paint and Sunburst Rocks provided the gravel.

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