Thursday, September 30, 2010

Event Celebrates County's First "Green" Park -- Obregon


Angie Castro

L.A. County Supervisor Gloria Molina

(213) 703-2823


Imee Perius

Public Information Officer

(213) 738-2963


“A Brighter Shade of Green” Event Celebrates Los Angeles County’s First GREEN Park at Eugene A. Obregon Park,  October 7, 2010, 2:00 p.m. 


(Los Angeles, CA) – Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina and the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation will unveil the completion of the Solar Roofing Project at Los Angeles County’s First “Green” Park, Eugene A. Obregon Park, on Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. The park is located at 4021 East First Street, Los Angeles, CA 90063.   Phase I of the Obregon “Green” park project includes the completion and installation of a solar photovoltaic array on the roofs of the swimming pool building that houses the men and women’s locker rooms and the Obregon Gymnasium. 

Solar panel generates electricity from sun light energy and this park project will lower carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere by 180,000 lbs per year and will save the facility $17,000.00 a year in energy bills.


Future sustainable features at Obregon Park will be discussed at the event.  The public will learn about special energy rebate programs, talk to experts on energy and water savings and participate in a booth tour of the Green Park’s conservation and sustainable elements.


Hands on activities and educational opportunities will be provided by PermaCity Solar; Los Angeles Conservation Corps; Los Angeles County Department of Public Works; City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power; the Metropolitan Water District; Los Angeles County Office of Sustainability, Department of Parks and Recreation and Department of Public Health.

Eugene A. Obregon Park is located in East Los Angeles and offers a friendly environment for families of the community to participate in many recreational activities. The park was named in honor of a Marine Korean War Hero and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, Eugene A. Obregon Park officially opened on May 26, 1966.


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