At a regular city council meeting on Monday, November 15, 2021, West Hollywood council members requested a West Hollywood Park, particularly when the playground would open and if it was possible to open portions of the park while the new Aquatics and Recreation Center is still going through some finishing touches.
“We are not able to open at this time due to the fact that every playground undergoes a rigorous and thorough inspection and all the items that are associated with it,” said Recreation and Services director, Steve Campbell via the virtual council meeting.
“Unfortunately the playground hasn’t passed all of those tests,” he said. “We’re actively working with a contractor to resolve those issues. Hopefully we’ll get there soon and kind of consider that part of the phase to opening to the public and perhaps allow the public to use some of the park areas prior to the park actually opening the building.”
Campbell said the same goes for where the City of West Hollywood is at with the building itself. “I’m hopeful that we will be there before the end of the year, but this is a difficult process going through the commissioning and testing all of the systems in the building, making sure it is right before we accept it and actually move in.”
AIA Los Angeles is offered a chance to get a sneak peek of West Hollywood Park with a special tour of the Aquatic and Recreation Center this past Thursday. Roughly 25 people paid a few to some of the first to tour the entire park and learn about about the architecture.
As the project nears the completion of construction, this was an early preview of the Aquatic and Recreation Center given by the project designers. The discussion on the tour highlight how the community contributed to and drove the development of the project.
The assessment on the tour is that the park will not open until early 2022.