Free Lots Angeles
The City of LA has around 2,000 vacant lots in its inventory, often bringing blight and degradation to low-income, park-poor communities that already suffer disproportionate rates of chronic disease and crime.
Accessing these vacant lots to improve neighborhood conditions and enable outdoor recreation, exercise and gathering is a complex process.
FLA worked with communities and councils across LA to design six vacant lot activations. This demonstrated community desire to more easily access and transform vacant lots, enabling us to push for policy changes to create an Adopt-A-Lot program, which will be tested at 6-10 sites before rolling out citywide .The Free Lots Angeles collaborative is currently administering the Adopt A Lot Pilot Program for the City of Los Angeles, stewarding local organizations to activate city-owned lots in their neighborhood.