Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl joined with a group of Mar Vista community members Saturday, January 20th, for a dedication ceremony marking the completion of the Grand View Parkway Project in Mar Vista.

The ceremony was held at the North Venice Little League and Ocean View Farms Community Garden property near Rose and Centinela Avenues in Mar Vista.

Rosendahl and the group of residents also met to honor the beginning of the 80th anniversary of Mar Vista and the 25th anniversary of the Hilltop Neighbors Association, one of the groups involved in the Grand View Parkway Project.

The Grand View Parkway

Project was planned to beautify what some say was the often neglected 1,000-foot-plus long parkway and planter area bordering the Little League and Ocean View Farms property on Grand View Boulevard.

The project included the installation of drought-tolerant California native landscaping with decomposed granite walkways and an irrigation system.

The beautification project was conducted by the North Venice Little League, Ocean View Farms and the Grand View Parkway Partners, an alliance made up of the Grand View field subcommittee of the Hilltop Neighbors Association.

More than 100 volunteers contributed more than 1,000 hours of service to help complete the beautification project.

The groups had received a $10,000 grant from the City of Los Angeles Office of Community Beautification, as well as $10,000 in contributions from the Mar Vista Community Council and $4,500 in additional funding from the Hilltop Neighbors Association and Ocean View Farms.

Dozens of additional donations from surrounding neighbors were also received.

The Grand View Parkway Partners received input and recommendations from the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering Architectural Division in conducting the beautification work.