Marian Harlow Garden, Elysian Park

Marian Harlow Grove community cleanup

Saturday, May 4 at 9am

The renovation of the Marian Harlow Grove is being done by the Citizens Committee to Save Elysian Park with the cooperation of RAP.

Our committee has teamed up with RAP to restore the Victory Memorial Grove as well as to expand the park’s existing Disc Golf Course to 18 holes, plus added a new course on Buena Vista Hill.

Check-in is at 9:00 am. The Grove is located at the top of the hill by the DWP Water tower and Horse Corral off Park Drive and Avon Terrace.

 

Marian Harlow Garden, Elysian Park

Banquet scene at Grace E. Simons Lodge

56th Annual CCSEP Banquet

The Citizens Committee to Save Elysian Park (CCSEP) is hosting its 56th Annual Banquet at 5:00 pm on Sunday, June 2, 2019 on the lawn at Grace E. Simons Lodge.

Purchase online

Proceeds from the event will protect and beautify the park and reservoir.

Schedule (check back for updates!):

  • 5:00 pm: Appetizers + Cocktails + Music on the “Green”
  • 6:30 pm: Dinner served outdoors on the “Green”
  • 7:30 pm: Dessert + Coffee + Raffle in the Lodge

Tickets:

  • Adults $45
  • Youth (5-12 yrs) $15
  • Toddlers are free!

CCSEP shirts will be available for purchase during cocktails for $20 each.

Purchase online or send a check by mail. Make checks out to CCSEP  and mail to:

Attn: Dan Reza
1832 Bouett St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

2018 Echo Park Community Parade

Join us to celebrate the holiday season at the 51st Annual Echo Park Community Parade!

Saturday, December 8 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Sunset Boulevard from Vin Scully Ave to Park Ave

More info

We’ll be in the parade spreading the word about CCSEP. We’ll certainly be missing our dear friend, Peter Lassen, this year.

Our “float” at the 2017 parade | Photo by Martin Cox

CCSEP 2018 Memorial Tree Planting

CCSEP 2018 Memorial Tree Planting

a restoration, reforestation, and memorial project

PLANT A TREE in Elysian Park in memory of a loved one, to celebrate an event, or to support the environment. Always a moving ceremony.

This year’s tree planting is dedicated to RESTORING the historical Elysian Park WWI Memorial Grove, REMEMBERING and honoring veterans and loved ones, REFORESTING Elysian Park.

  • DATE: Sunday, November 11, 2018 – Armistice Day, 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I
  • TIME: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • SPEAKER: Courtland Jindra, California World War I Centennial Task Force Co-Director and amateur historian. After the speaker, those planting a tree will be invited to share their thoughts.
  • LOCATION: Victory Memorial Grove, Elysian Park Drive, LA 90026; parking along Elysian Park Drive
  • POTLUCK LUNCH at the conclusion of the ceremony. Please bring a dish to share; drinks will be provided.

HOW TO RESERVE A TREE

Holly Oak, Elysian Park WWI Monument

Reserve early. Availability is limited and not all requests can be honored.

TREE SPECIES: Holly Oak (Quercus ilex) pictured

COST: $225 – SOLD OUT!

TO RESERVE: SOLD OUT!

Note: Trees planted in Elysian Park are subject to unpredictable environmental conditions, vandalism and theft, and cannot be guaranteed.

SPONSORED JOINTLY by CCSEP and LA Department of Recreation and Parks

Peter Lassen Memorial

Peter Lassen (1939-2018)
In memory of our friend, Peter Lassen who passed away in his sleep on August 8, 2018.
“Pete” was a caring person, and a dedicated community and environmental activist. Beginning in 1993, he was a member of the Steering Committee of the Citizens Committee to Save Elysian Park.
He will be missed by all who knew him.
 
Memorial Service
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
5:00-8:00 pm
Grace E. Simons Lodge, Elysian Park
Potluck dinner. Please bring a tasty dish to share. Beverages will be provided.
For more information, please contact Matt Chessé: vivachesseuk@gmail.com

WWI Flag Restoration Ceremony

In celebration of Flag Day, and hosted by Council District 13 office of Mitch O’Farrell along with Courtland Jindra (who was instrumental in restoring the WW1 Memorial in the park last year). This year the restored flagpole is being unveiled near the monument to commemorate the veterans listed on the monument who died in WWI.

The Committee has lent their support to this event, and is also working with RAP to re-plant the Victory Memorial Garden, that is scheduled to take place this fall.

Thursday, June 14

10am-12pm

1307 Elysian Park Drive

Banquet scene at Grace E. Simons Lodge

55th Annual CCSEP Banquet

The Citizens Committee to Save Elysian Park (CCSEP) is hosting its 55th Annual Banquet at 5:00 pm on Sunday, June 3, 2018 on the lawn at Grace E. Simons Lodge.

Purchase online

Proceeds from the event will protect and beautify the park and reservoir.

Schedule (check back for updates!):

  • 5:00 pm: Tapas & Cocktails
  • 6:30 pm: Dinner
  • 7:30 pm: Raffle

Tickets:

  • Adults $45
  • Youth (5-12 yrs) $15
  • Toddlers are free!

CCSEP shirts will be available for purchase during cocktails for $20 each.

Purchase here online or send a check by mail.

Make checks out to CCSEP  and mail to:

Attn: Dan Reza
1832 Bouett St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Elysian Park Improvement Projects meeting

City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks invite you to:

Elysian Park Community Meeting

DATE: Saturday, February 10, 2018

TIME: 10:00 AM

PURPOSE: To provide input on the proposed “Park Improvement Projects”

LOCATION:
Grace E. Simons Lodge
1025 Elysian Park Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90012
323-665-1155

MAP

Street parking adjacent to the Lodge.

 

54th Annual Banquet Tickets

Venue

Grace E. Simons Lodge
1025 Elysian Park Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Date:
June 4, 2017

Time:
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Menu:
Mediterranean Dinner; Special Dessert

Tickets:
Adults: $45, Children 5-12: $15, Toddlers: Free