The last section of the Great Park to be planned is the 223-acre Cultural Terrace District. In 2017, the City conducted several public surveys to get input on possible land uses for the Cultural Terrace. The results showed that 82-percent of those who responded wanted a Botanic Garden to be included (even though it wasn’t listed on the survey; all responses were personally added). The vision for this area currently includes a water park, amphitheater, museums, library, and because of public outcry… potentially, a botanic garden. City Council members have indicated an “interest” in a garden, but have not yet allocated acreage.
The Great Park Garden Coalition needs your help to make sure there’s a Great Garden in the Great Park! Without strong public support, it’s possible that private for-profit tenants will out-weigh the clear and unquestionable public voice for a public garden.
The time is now to make your views known to elected leaders!