MEGGAN ELLINGBOE

Community Interest Representative, Recreation

For the past three years, it's been an honor to serve as your Recreation Rep. Fostering recreation opportunities through green spaces and programs enhances our quality of life and helps us connect with each other. Now more than ever is it important we ensure access to Griffith Park in a safe, inclusive way. Pre-2020, we installed new playgrounds in Griffith Park and we organized a bike-in to CicLAvia. Now we must continue advocating for smoothing potholes on the fire roads, continued maintenance of tennis facilities, improvement of the pool off Riverside, and support the DASH Observatory route and the Parkline when those services can safely return so we can reduce traffic in the park. We must also find ways to create more space for people to recreate closer to home whether that's through improving the Slow Streets program and working with City leaders to find space for pocket parks or a rec center so all generations can benefit from a local community meet-up space.