We are dedicated to improving blighted urban neighborhoods in the greater Los Angeles area, one vacant lot at a time. FLTS does this by creating much needed greenspaces (parks, community gardens, walking trails, playgrounds, and much more). We distinguish ourselves by directly engaging and working with communities from the ground up. We are the bridge between them and the levels of government who can help us accomplish our goal of promoting and creating healthy and livable communities in underserved Los Angeles County neighborhoods. The following are a few of our milestone accomplishments in our first five years 2009-2013:
- Garnered over $11.9 million dollars for greenspace projects in several communities in the Los Angeles region.
- Redeveloped and greened over 10 acres of blighted space.
- Planted over 100 street trees in the South Bay and South LA County and City neighborhoods.
- Lead over 10 grassroots, organizing campaigns that has led to real change in disadvantaged communities.
- Built and maintains the groundbreaking Lennox Community Garden.
- Constructed a community changing and much needed pocket park at 118th & Doty Ave in Hawthorne, Ca.
- Redeveloped a portion of the Dominguez Creek through habitat restoration recreation opportunities.
The fun doesn’t stop there!
Working with several partners, we currently have several projects in the works for 2014-2017. We recently opened Rudolph Park in Lawndale, a lush one and half-acre park and the creation of the new 5.25 acre Lynwood Walking Park.