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LASD - Parks Bureau, Los Angeles County Sheriff
Wednesday July 3rd, 2013 :: 05:17 p.m. PDT



Delivering a state-of-the-art recreation facility to a deserving high desert community, Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich was on hand Wednesday, July 3, 2013, to dedicate the Lake Los Angeles Community Gymnasium at Stephen Sorensen Park, located at 16801 East Avenue P, Lake Los Angeles, CA 93591.

Antonovich was joined at the ceremony by Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation Director Russ Guiney, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Parks Bureau Commander Captain Stephen Smith and a host of county and local officials. The gymnasium dedication is welcome news in this community of 12,000, which until now was 10 miles away from the closest recreation facility.

“Lake Los Angeles deserves a place where the community can gather and recreate in a setting that offers shelter from the elements, while they engage in needed physical activity,” said Guiney. “We are grateful for the vision provided by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich in making this project a reality.”

The 14,500 square-foot gymnasium features indoor basketball courts where a variety of other indoor sports – such as volleyball, indoor soccer, indoor flag football and basketball – can also be played. The building includes a multi-purpose room that can hold community meetings, computer classes and many other activities.

Patrons can also enjoy a beautiful civic art mural, which depicts the area’s local history and ecology; a classroom where programs like tiny tots and seasonal day camps will be held; and an entrance lobby area decorated by colorful, handmade tiles as part of the civic art installation. Other site improvements include a new parking lot, new walkways, landscaping, irrigation, and security lighting.

The facility features environmentally conscious designs that will substantially reduce water consumption, address storm water runoff, enhance indoor air quality, uses energy efficient appliances, and makes use of day lighting throughout most of the building. The Department of Parks and Recreation is proud of the tremendous efforts at conservation made in the planning and construction of the Lake Los Angeles Community Gymnasium, which has been designed to achieve a LEED New Construction Version 2.2 Silver level certification status.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Departments Parks Bureau is dedicated to providing a safe and drug free environment at all Los Angeles County Parks.

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LASD - Parks Bureau, Los Angeles County Sheriff
500 W Temple St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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Johnie K. Jones
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16801 East Avenue P
Palmdale, CA 93591

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