CCSEP Update During COVID-19

As the situation surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) evolves, we at CCSEP wanted to provide the following updates and information:

  • The CCSEP monthly meeting scheduled for April 1, 2020 will be cancelled, and programming for park events is currently suspended until further notice.
  • Please visit City of LA Recreation and Parks website for information regarding park facilities and operations. When enjoying Elysian Park, please remember to practice social distancing at a minimum of 6 feet.
  • Please visit LA County Public Health website for information and guidance on COVID-19

MLK Day Tree Planting in Elysian Park

MLK Day Tree Planting

MLK Day Tree Planting in Elysian Park

On Sunday, January 19, 2020, members of the Citizens Committee teamed up with about 50 volunteers to help plant 70 new trees in Elysian Park in honor of Tu B’Shvat (“New Year of the Trees”) & MLK Day of Service.

This project was spearheaded by LA Rec and Parks Forester Leon Boroditsky, who was awarded a Cal Fire Grant to plant trees in parks throughout the city. Rachel O’Leary the Program Director for City Plants also participated in the event, as did members of the LA Conservation Corps and LA’s new City Forest Officer, Rachel Malarich.

The trees were planted, staked, mulched, and watered in short order and a good time was had by all!

CCSEP Tree Planting 2018

Veteran’s Day Memorial Tree Planting 2019

Monday, November 11, 2019 at 9:00 am

Elysian Park cleanup day

Sunday, August 25

Join us for a cleanup of Elysian Park!

Meet at 929 Academy Road

Cleanup of:

  • Viewpoint – Cypress Overlook and along Grandview Point Road
  • Grandview Point – and along the Grandview Park road
  • Bishop Canyon – Heliport
  • Angel’s Point and along trail and road
Bring a hat, sunscreen and plenty of water! Refreshments will be provided.

Sponsored by the Office of Councilmember Gil Cedillo of Council District 1, the Citizens Committee to Save Elysian Park and the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks.

 

Elysian Park Cleanup Flyer

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

CCSEP Tree Planting 2018

Victory Memorial Grove now included in the Historic American Landscapes Survey

CCSEP Tree Planting 2018

2018 Tree Planting
Photo by Michael O’brien

The Victory Memorial Grove in Elysian Park (where we held the CCSEP November 11, 2018 Memorial Tree Planting and Restoration Project) has been included in the Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS # # CA-141-A)!

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Echo Park Parade 2018

Photos from the 2018 Echo Park Community Parade

CCSEP “VW Microbus Float” rolling down Sunset Blvd. in the Echo Park Community Parade yesterday, Saturday, December 8, 2018. It was a lot of fun; dancing to the music behind us; and the crowd was great!

John Cook, driver; in the back: Philip Murphy, Kathleen Murphy, Marilyn “Mimi” Downey, Pamela Burgess, and CCSEP mascot, Buck.

Courtland Jindra at the CCSEP Tree Planting 2018

Courtland Jindra address for the 2018 CCSEP Memorial Tree Planting

Sunday, November 11, 2018 11:00 a.m.
Armistice Day, 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I
Victory Memorial Grove, Elysian Park, Los Angeles

Courtland Jindra at the CCSEP Tree Planting 2018

Courtland Jindra
2018 Tree Planting
Photo by Michael O’brien

A tree planting dedicated to RESTORING the historical Elysian Park WWI Victory Memorial Grove, REMEMBERING and honoring veterans and loved ones, and REFORESTING Elysian Park

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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