Throughout Pacoima, trees and native plants will clean the air, cool the neighborhood, and reduce water run-off.
David M. Gonzalez Park is being revitalized with shade trees, native plants, walking paths, and a picnic area. Below the surface of the park, state-of-the-art technology to capture and clean more than a football field’s worth of stormwater.
By 2030 most cars on California roads will need to meet zero emission standards. To be sure low-income communities like Pacoima are not left behind, charging stations are being installed throughout the neighborhood.
As a result of this community effort, over 32,000 MT of GHG emissions will be prevented, over 9 million gallons of stormwater runoff averted, and 95 jobs will be created in the local community. Too many low-income communities like Pacoima face similar challenges. Cut off from other neighborhoods by highways, and sandwiched between polluting industries, residents lack access to parks and sidewalks or crosswalks are nonexistent. The Trust for Public Land works with those who know these communities best, the people who live there, to build new parks and create treasured green spaces. We unlock funding to support our community partners, and we bring the might of a national organization to help address system disinvestment – so neighbors can live in the safe, healthy communities they deserve.