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Greening

Westside Global Awareness K-8 School Grounds is located next to the Ballona Wetlands and just one block from the beach, and is a neglected part of the community.  Both the students and the surrounding community would benefit from transforming the asphalt yard into a community/school park that extends the Ballona habitat and gives students an opportunity to serve as stewards of their local environment.  The park could be open after school hours and on weekends, and would therefore provide social and recreational space to a neighborhood that is lacking in park space.  The park would include a running/walking trail shaded by trees, a sports field, a native garden and small nursery for local Ballona plant species, an edible garden, a small outdoor amphitheater (the school has no auditorium), and an improved, shaded K-1st grade play yard.