Trekking LA Tour Series
Explore Highland Park with local docent Yim Tam
One of over 30 tours led by trained neighborhood docents throughout the summer
WHAT: On Saturday, June 23rd, 2012, t he non--profit L.A. Commons (www.lacommons.org)—with the mission to connect people across Los Angeles’ vast metropolis through the artistic, social and cultural projects that celebrate the unique stories of L.A.’s neighborhoods—will continue with its sixth series of T rekking LA tours. T his year the tour g uides, rather than being staff o f LA Commons, are a cadre of trained neighborhood docents from across the city.
Yim’s tour offers a brief history of transportation, and how the natural beauty of the Arroyo Seco attracted people to the community of Highland Park. Participants will learn about the colorful history surrounding Sycamore Park, as well as the people, places and events that have shaped the history of this community. This tour will meet in front of La Casita Verde (former Ziegler House), at 4601 North Figueroa Street.
Tour participants will walk on cemented sidewalks, on grass through the park and on dirty trails. This tour is partially uphill, and therefore closed toe shoes with good traction, water and sunscreen are highly recommended. The distance covered on this tour will be about 1 to 1.5 miles, but the uphill walk will make it difficult for some.
Full info and signups for the tour can be found at: http://www.lacommons.org. LA Commons seeks to connect communities across the L.A. landscape through quality interactive experiences, encouraging people to (re)discover and learn about the various neighborhoods they pass by on the freeway everyday.
Trekking LA. is supported by the California Arts Council, The GoldHirsh Foundation and The California Consumer Protection Foundation.
WHO: In the sixth season, Trekking LA Tours have guided hundreds o f people on walks in Los Angeles’ culturally rich and undiscovered neighborhoods to experience the art, stories, food and wonderful people found there. L.A. Commons, a project of Community Partners, works in neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles, facilitating artistic processes, open to all, that result in highly visible public art projects that tell dynamic neighborhood stories. L.A. Commons builds
community by validating the importance of local narratives, enhancing the sense of belonging felt by a broad range of stakeholders and encouraging stronger ties between the people and places of Los Angeles.
WHEN: Saturday, June 23, 2012
WHERE: La Casita Verde, 4601 North Figueroa Street.
COST: The tour costs $10.
F or additional information, please visit www.lacommons.org or contact Karen Mack at karen@lacommons or 213-705-4457.