Join the Friends of La Laguna and the Los Angeles Conservancy as they celebrate May Day with a Monster Mash Picnic at La Laguna de San Gabriel located in a corner of Vincent Lugo Park in San Gabriel. The park is a well-loved playground known to children all over the greater San Gabriel Valley. It also serves as a cultural landscape and is the last work designed by a Mexican master artist, Benjamin Dominguez. Designed around the theme of a lagoon, it has 14 custom and hand crafted concrete play structures that through heavy use over the years are beginning to show their age.
In preparation for the renovation of Laguna de San Gabriel, Garavaglia Architecture, Inc. prepared a Historic Structures Report and Preservation Plan for the Friends. The report was awarded a 2009 Preservation Award from the Los Angeles Conservancy and a California Preservation Foundation 2009 Preservation Design Award. The site was also recently listed on the California Register of Historic Resources.
Join Garavaglia Architecture Inc.’s Marketing Manager Dea Bacchetti for the picnic being held May 1, 11 a.m. -2 p.m. The cost is $15 ($10 for Conservancy members, $5 for kids 12 and under) and reservations are required. There will be games, lunch, architecture-inspired ice cream sandwiches from the Coolhaus truck, and more!
For more information or to make a reservation:
For more information on the La Laguna project, click on 1950 on the upper navigation bar of our time line. Also visit Friends of La Laguna: http://www.friendsoflalaguna.org/