Jesse Owens Park
Address: 7100 White Oak Ave, Lak Balboa Ca 91406
Owner: City of Los Angeles Recreation and Parks
County Project Manager: Chris Atencio
Playground Design: RecWest and Landscape Structures
Construction and Installation: Evergreen Environment and Spectra Turf
Products: Landscape Structures Inc play structures. SkyWays integrated shade. DuMor site furnishings. Spectra Turf unitary rubber surfacing.
Photos by: Anna Alverio
This compact yet diverse and challenging playground pays homage to Mr. Jesse Owens – the great American Olympian who won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. Mr. Owens is still considered one of the worlds greatest athletes. The playground has images of Mr. Owens, track themed play events and spectacular “track” graphics depicted in the unitary rubber fall surfacing. The City of Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Department is focused on providing protection from UV rays for the children using this playground, thus the use of extensive “integrated shade” on this play equipment.