The Annual Report from 1932-33 of the Los Angeles Board of Park Commissioners describes federal involvement in the development of Hazard Park:
“Work in this park consisted mainly in improving what is known as the west addition, or that portion of the grounds lying east of the Pacific Electric Railroad right of way to Soto Street. This land while a portion of the main park, lay undeveloped for a number of years because of lack of funds for its improvement. During the past two years, however, with the help of labor from Unemployment bonds and the Reconstruction Finance Corporation relief organization the improvement work was undertaken. At the end of the fiscal year, 1931 – 1932, the park lay partly developed, the grading completed and some of the walks improved, but it was not until some months later that labor was supplied to plant the lawns, make the shrub beds and locate the trees. At the present date, however, the area is complete, water system installed and working, shrub and flower beds growing and in bloom, with a large number of trees now permanently established and doing well.
The completion of this area adds greatly to the park, as it affords a fine place for passive recreation in an area which is populated with a large number of people.”
Annual report 1932-33 Los Angeles Board of Park Commissioners
Project originally submitted by Andrew Laverdiere on December 13, 2015.
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