Parks and recreation are essential to communities and community well-being. According to the National Recreation and Parks Association, “There are no communities that pride themselves on their quality of life… without having a robust, active systems of parks and recreations program for public use and enjoyment.”
As CivitasLA celebrates Women’s History Month (March 2021), we’re excited to be joined by Carolyn Ramsay, Executive Director of the Los Angeles Parks Foundation, to discuss their work to enhance, expand, preserve, and promote public recreation and advance park equity for the diverse people of Los Angeles. Through her work grassroots organizing, nonprofit management, and service in city government, Carolyn’s been a staunch advocate for parks and open space for more than 20 years. Prior to leading the LA Parks Foundation, she served at the Trust for Public Land and, before that, as a City Council Chief of Staff, serving the District that is home to Griffith Park, one of the largest municipal parks in the U.S. (itself home to the world-class Griffith Observatory, the iconic Greek Theatre, and the famous Hollywood Sign). To learn more, please visit: www.laparksfoundation.org.