MacArthur Park
"I am using my love of culture and the food traditions of my Mexican heritage to bring the community together." - Sandy Romero

In its beginnings, the area including what is now known as MacArthur Park existed as swampland until the park was created in the 1880s.  Within a decade, the neighborhood flourished into a vacation destination, complete with luxury hotels and glamorous inhabitants.  In recent decades, the area has become a thriving hub for Central American immigrants who have brought to the neighborhood their unique culture and dynamic energy.  Near the park is a bustling commercial corridor and Metro station, which along with the efforts of community members, led by “Mama,” has contributed greatly to the revitalization of the neighborhood.

MacArthur Park Story Summit

April 24, 2014 – Close to 300 people gathered in MacArthur Park in the late afternoon to share good food, music, dance and the stories of their lives and community. Young people with clipboards in hand and questions at the ready moved about the crowd interacting with a truely wide-ranging and diverse section of the […]

3rd Annual Found LA:Festival of Neighborhoods

A FESTIVAL TO CELEBRATE LOS ANGELES NEIGHBORHOODS   Sunday, October 20, 2013, LA Commons will host the third annual Found LA: Festival of Neighborhoods.  This year’s theme, “The River of Your Imagination” invites Angelinos to explore the range of ways they interact with the LA River.  Los Angeles culture seekers will be able to: Visit […]