Celebration of Phase 1 – Wellness Center Outdoor Park and Fitness Trail

We would like to invite you to join us in celebrating the completion of Phase 1 of the Wellness Center Outdoor Park and Fitness Trail this Saturday, January 24th from 10 am to 12 noon at the Historic LA & USC Hospital Campus in East Los Angeles.  Directions and Parking

The mission of The Wellness Center is to inspire and empower residents and patients to take control of their own health and wellbeing by providing culturally sensitive wellness services and resources that enable prevention, address and the root cause of disease and improve health outcomes.

Approximately 2 acres of exterior space at the historic Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center has been converted into an innovative outdoor Wellness Park and Fitness Trail with support from California State Parks First Five Los Angeles, and Los Angeles County Open Space District. This park conversion work was spearheaded by Amigos de los Rios in collaboration with community members, Los Angeles County and the LAC+USC Wellness Center Foundation partners. Our role has been to create synergy between agencies and become a catalyst to help repurpose these public spaces for the enjoyment and health of residents of East Los Angeles. Many voices have come together to create this beautiful and holistic approach to family and community health.

Guest speakers will include Senior Legislative Deputy Teresa Villegas of Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors – First District, Program Manager Karen Robertson-Fall of First 5 LA, Wellness Center Executive Director Marisa Cordova, Wellness Center Team Members and Managing Director Claire Robinson from Amigos de los Rios.

Please come, talk  with us – learn about this wonderful historic place in Los Angeles and about the regional Emerald Necklace  – our vision for a healthy Los Angeles.

This project was funded by State of California – Natural Resources Agency – Department of Parks and Recreation, Los Angeles County Regional Park and Open Space District, Los Angeles County First District and First 5 LA.

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