David M. Gonzales Recreation Center
The picnic area and children’s play area were shaded. Evaluated park features that were in good condition include:
The basketball court had extensive cracks in the asphalt. The hoop nets were in good repair.
Healthy trees were present throughout the park.
Limited Hours and Resources
The recreation center usually closes at 3 pm on Saturdays. The center’s computer lab no longer has access to Wi-Fi and the computer classes have been cancelled.
Litter and graffiti were present on the picnic tables and benches. Cigarette butts were found in multiple areas of the park, including the playground. Bulk items were stored by park buildings.
The multipurpose field had a large number of bare spots and dried grass. There were muddy areas, indicating water irrigation problems.
Wear and Tear
The wooden bleachers adjacent to the field were worn out and covered in sand. The soccer goals were dilapidated and torn in places.
Restrooms and Water Fountains
The restroom walls and stalls were covered in graffiti. A bike was blocking one of the stalls. The hand-dryer was not working and there were no paper supplies available. Although functional. the water fountain was damaged and worn.
Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Boxing Aerobics (Monday/Wednesday/Friday 10am To 12pm), Flag Football, Girls Basketball, Girls Play LA (Ages 8 – 15), Handball, Soccer, Weight Lifting, Co-Rec Volleyball, Girls Volleyball, Mixed Martial Arts, Co-Rec Basketball
Aerobics, After School Program, Arts & Crafts, Child Care, L.A. Kids, Piano, Nutritional Classes
Auditorium, Baseball Diamond (Lighted), Basketball Courts (Indoor), Basketball Courts (Lighted/Outdoor), Children’s Play Area, Community Room, Handball Courts (Lighted), Indoor Gym (without Weights), Picnic Tables, Soccer Field (Lighted), Boxing Gym, Boxing Ring, Kitchen, Stage