5PM TODAY: Future of Plummer Park envisioning

The City of West Hollywood invites members of the community to participate in a new process to envision the future of Plummer Park.

City staff members from the City’s Urban Design and Architecture Studio will host an informal in-person listening and visioning Open House on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Plummer Park’s Fiesta Hall, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard. Drop-ins are welcome and no RSVP is required. Refreshments will be provided.

City staff will be on-hand at the Open House to provide background information to attendees about the park’s history and current uses/programming, as well as to engage in a conversation with community members about general ideas under consideration as part of Plummer Park improvements, which include:

  • Improving the park in innovative and creative ways;
  • Unifying the park to create a sense of cohesiveness;
  • Establishing clear sight lines for a safer park experience;
  • Providing more opportunities for various ways to enjoy the park, including quiet areas for reading and reflection;
  • Honoring Plummer Park’s history and existing memorials;
  • Ensuring the park has adequate shade cover;
  • Providing opportunities for safe play of young children; and
  • Implementing an area for older children and teens

This adds to previously identified concepts for consideration, which include:

  • Enhancing existing green space in the center of Plummer Park;
  • Creating additional green space throughout the park;
  • Creating a central park promenade;
  • Establishing a quiet formal garden;
  • Building an interactive water feature;
  • Updating and adding new play equipment; and
  • Updating and upgrading Fiesta Hall.

The Open House will be the first of many conversations that the City will be hosting in the coming months to better inform future planning efforts for the park, which will include near-term upgrades and long-term improvements.

For more information about future improvements at Plummer Park, please contact Michael Barker, City of West Hollywood Project Architect at (323) 848-6483 or at mbarker@weho.org. For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, please call TTY (323) 848-6496.

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Eastside Straight Girl
Eastside Straight Girl
2 months ago

I think everybody that uses this park even if you just walk your dog through it, come to this meeting tonight & have your voice heard!

Cathy Blaivas
Cathy Blaivas
2 months ago

They say that, good things come to those who wait….Well, we have waited almost 11 years for the community, the park goers, and the stakeholders to be heard. Tonight, Tuesday, 11/15, (5-7pm) is the night that we get to voice concerns, opinions, ideas for programing, etc. about the future of our neighborhood park. Over these many years, I have taken it upon myself to talk with people in the park about ideas for its future, so I know first hand that there are many, many opinions. I am in great hopes that tonight’s Open House will be the beginning of… Read more »

S.J. Harker
S.J. Harker
2 months ago

Fellow Citizens of West Hollywood, For 11 years many people have fought to save the history and the trees of Plummer Park. The City’s original Master Plan lacked any significant input. THIS is the community’s opportunity to voice what neighbors and park users would like to see happen to this beloved neighborhood park. Please attend this Open House on Tuesday (tomorrow) from 5:00-7:00pm. The original plan called for underground parking which would necessitate destroying the trees and knocking down the historic buildings (one of which is designated and listed in the National Register of Historic Places in Washington, DC.) Everything… Read more »

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Rose
Rose
2 months ago
Reply to  S.J. Harker

A $30 Million Dollar Bond Debt was sold by city – where did that money go & how much is gone?

Stephanie Harker
Stephanie Harker
2 months ago
Reply to  Rose

Rose, the money was from the Redevelopment Agency and had the kibosh put on it when Gov Brown dissolved the agencies throughout the state. The city got some of the monies for used for the Janet Witkin and there is still $9M to be used for the park. The State only released money from the ROPS (Recognized Obligation Payment Schedule) which was gone over by the Successor Agency to the original RDA.

Hospitality & Humanity
Hospitality & Humanity
2 months ago
Reply to  S.J. Harker

The thought of creating underground parking on this loved and historic park is unconscionable. Re-elected Council Member John Heilman may have a real chance to reverse his precious misinformed decision to create something unacceptable and abrasive to the immediate neighborhood. The Russian gentlemen that play chess daily have been a solid dependable block of votes that undoubtedly reelected him. The city could consider the aesthetics of authentic Russian Dachas and the hospitality offered by early Spanish Colonial Ranchos which have commonality in their hospitality and humanity. The old growth trees remain an asset to the community visually and environmentally. Let’s… Read more »

Stephanie Harker
Stephanie Harker
2 months ago

Exactly! Please provide the City with your insightful comments. Send emails to Ric at rabramson@weho.org
Watch for updates. Also, watch for Plummer Park to be on the agenda of the Public Facilities Commission and then attend and speak up. I learned early on that when dealing with the city you must repeat yourself over and over again. You can never let down or give up.

Steve Martin
Steve Martin
2 months ago

Given Staff’s poor track record in dealing with public impact, such as the long debated Beverly Blvd. open space, the new City Council needs to insure that the public, particularly the people that use the park, need to be heard. There are plenty of areas for improvement, but historically the processes to “improve” the park have been disconnected to the actual park users. There should be a community working group to insure the park reflects desires of the park users . We need the new Council to create a process that insures the real stakeholders are included in the decision… Read more »

CHLOE ROSS
2 months ago
Reply to  Steve Martin

After all that was done “to save” the park – no less should be done to make sure any “improvements” enhance it. Steve was part of saving it and he is absolutely correct in his comments.

Rose
Rose
2 months ago
Reply to  CHLOE ROSS

The Ladies of WeHo saved the park. Who was big part of wanting to destroy park, HEILMAN????

michaelz
michaelz
2 months ago

NO staircase !!

WehoQueen
WehoQueen
2 months ago

How about turning the entire park into free deluxe housing for our precious and highly coveted homeless population. They could have been homeless anywhere, but they choose to be homeless in West Hollywood. Wouldn’t millionaire landlords like Robert Oliver, who are sooooo concerned about the homeless, want to do this?

Grow up
Grow up
2 months ago
Reply to  WehoQueen

tell me you’re a fu*kboi without telling me you’re a fu*kboi…

WehoQueen
WehoQueen
2 months ago
Reply to  Grow up

I’m gonna take that as a compliment, on many levels.

David
David
2 months ago

Also maybe an enclosed area for the Russian men to meet and yell and argue with each other.

Prejudice is the name
Prejudice is the name
2 months ago
Reply to  David

Well, this is gross…

Ian
Ian
2 months ago

Longggg overdue!

Previous Negligence
Previous Negligence
2 months ago
Reply to  Ian

Agreed as is the negligence demonstrated towards Laurel House/The Elsie Weismann House. West Hollywood wants the glory of having the distinctive Historic Properties including Plummer Park which they had nothing to do with creating With all the fanfare about Historic Preservation they have demonstrated their very poor stewardship. This is not a difficult issue. Obtain information from those individuals and firms demonstrating a high degree of excellence to refresh and restore these landmarks. It does not require years of delays nor incidental input from various subcommittees lacking material knowledge. It would also be beneficial to have a qualified Historic Preservation… Read more »

James Reynolds
James Reynolds
2 months ago

How about the historic “Revolver” building – a big mess for so long.

No Inspiration No Action
No Inspiration No Action
2 months ago
Reply to  James Reynolds

Maybe it will get a glaring digital billboard on top to be able to afford keeping the building up. The city does nothing really to inspire Historic Preservation. Even the HP commissioners sit there like bumps on a a log. No Inspiration

Jose
Jose
2 months ago

If the checkbook is big enough for city council campaign hookers, concerns of visual blight and blaring light pollution go right out the door. I don’t remember voting to SB into Times Square.

Last edited 2 months ago by Jose
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