A trio of government agencies have to joined forces to fund and build a park on the site of the former Ambassador Hotel, where Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was fatally shot during the 1968 presidential campaign.
The Los Angeles Unified School District, which is building three different schools on the site that will serve youth in kindergarten through grades 12, has contributed $1 million in matching funds to the project. The city has donated $800,000 of in-kind support to cover materials, security, maintenance and operations, while the Community Redevelopment Agency has donated $200,000 in capital funds which will cover security and development of the park.
The facility will encompass one-third of an acre.
Part of the park will include restoration of the 1938 pylon at the entrance to the old hotel, and the original fountain that graced the front. The south wall of the park will have a granite face with an image of Kennedy on it located above a shallow reflecting pool.
The project is expected to be completed next year.