Los Angeles City Councilman José Huizar unveiled Highland Park's first parklet at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday on York Boulevard between Avenue 50 and Avenue 51.
Click on the attached video to see highlights from the ceremony.
The parklet, which is also the first for the city, converted a no parking zone into a street porch/mini park where residents can sit, gather and socialize.
City Controller Wendy Greuel, Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council President Monica Alcaraz and other neighborhood and city leaders who were involved in getting the project off the ground also spoke at the event.
[Click here to read how the parklet plan became a reality.]
Similar projects are set to be unveiled in the coming year on Huntington Drive in El Sereno and in Downtown Los Angeles.