Is LA Ready for Urban Parks?

From the New Yorker, what do you all think?

Can Los Angeles Embrace the Urban Park?

Affluent Angelenos like to own their outdoors, or at least pay heftily to use them. Aerial photos show Los Angeles chopped up into irrigated enclaves of privilege: decks, pools, lawns, golf courses, restaurant patios, country clubs. The beaches are public, of course, and some miraculous patches of hilly wilderness like Griffith Park or Topanga State Park reach deep into the metropolis, juxtaposing remote hiking trails with surreal city views. But for decades the classic urban park, in the sense of a shared, shaded refuge for the harried masses, remained an afterthought. More

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