Major construction work is underway in Panorama City, where a onetime convalescent home is being transformed into the Mid-Valley Multi-Purpose Center. In North Hollywood, a former police station is being rebuilt as the North Hollywood Multi-Purpose Center. Renovation work is also going on at the Canoga Park Junior Arts Center and at Shadow Ranch Park in West Hills.
Most of the Proposition K work is still in the planning stages. In Arleta, a new child care center and new playing fields are planned for the Branford Recreation Center. Other parks on the Proposition K list in which work is scheduled to be done in the next few years include Encino Park, the Sepulveda Recreation Center in Panorama City, the Sunland Recreation Center, Reseda Recreation Center, Van Nuys-Sherman Oaks Park Recreation Center and improvements to parks in Pacoima and Sun Valley.
Keila Albaron, 8, climbs on bars at the playground at the new Granada Hills Recreation Center, which will be dedicated Friday.; PHOTOGRAPHER: GEORGE WILHELM / Los Angeles Times; Children play in gym at 14,000-square-foot building, built with Proposition K funds.; PHOTOGRAPHER: GEORGE WILHELM / Los Angeles Times; The view from the foyer of the Granada Hills Recreation Center. City broke ground on project in July 1998.; PHOTOGRAPHER: GEORGE WILHELM / Los Angeles Times; GRAPHIC: Costly opening, Los Angeles Times