Completed Projects: Bandini Canyon Trail Park
LANI worked closely with area residents and stakeholders, Council District 15, Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering and the Department of Recreation and Parks to develop over two acres of open space, natural trails and a tot lot in a largely residential area of San Pedro known as Bandini Canyon. LANI successfully secured Proposition 40 State Funds for the construction of the park, transforming a formerly vacant lot that was primarily used for illegal dumping into a beautiful community asset. This exciting project realized the community’s vision for a family gathering place and a restored natural habitat through the installation of walking paths, drought-tolerant native landscaping and play space on a site adjacent to Bandini Street Elementary School. The administration and students at the school were engaged throughout the process and excited at the prospect of including this nature area into their lessons.
LANI began working with the San Pedro community on the conceptual design phase in 2003; however, the community’s dream for this project stems back many years earlier. The strong interest and ownership taken by the area residents were instrumental in keeping the desire for the project alive and ultimately to its successful completion. The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in August of 2010 marked the completion of construction but even more importantly, officially opened the park to the public, realizing a community’s heartfelt desire.