Lafayette Multipurpose Community Center

625 South Lafayette Park Place, Los Angeles, CA 90057
Council District:
10 – Herb Wesson
Neighborhood Council:
MacArthur Park Neighborhood Council
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9.7 acres


Children's Play Areas: Grade A-
Picnic & Sitting Areas: Grade A-
Outdoor Courts: Grade A-
Athletic Fields: Grade A-
Landscaping & Natural Areas: Grade B
Exercise Areas & Trails: Grade B
Park Center Interiors: Grade A
Exterior Infrastructures: Grade A-
Park Cleanliness: Grade D
Restrooms: Grade F
Drinking Fountains: Grade A-
Graffiti: Grade B
Water Conservation

Most trees appeared healthy, although some trees in the picnic area and along 6th Street had succumbed to the drought.  RAP has been planting new trees to replace them.  Standing water was not observed.


Most park features were well-maintained:

  • Picnic tables
  • Walking loop
  • Tennis courts
  • Artificial turf soccer field
  • Skate park
  • Indoor gym
Fountains and Indoor Restrooms

Drinking fountains and indoor restrooms were clean and in working order during the Fall 2016 site visit.

Park Cleanliness

Lafayette Park received a lower score for cleanliness.  Although minimal litter was observed in the majority of the park, a moderate amount of litter was observed in an area of the south side of the park.

Four tents were noted as well as numerous bulk items.  Pigeons and bird droppings were observed.  Three dogs were tied to trees with no visible owner in the vicinity.

Basketball Court

One of the four backboards was broken.

Field Restrooms

Field restrooms had tissue on the floor of the stalls and no soap was available.

On a third visit in June 2017, the outdoor restrooms were locked and the water was turned off in the sinks, although the indoor restroom was open.  The light fixtures in the women’s indoor restroom did not work.

Sports Programs

Basketball (co-ed), Soccer (co-ed)

Other Programs

After School Club, Summer Camp (Ages 5-14), Ballet, Karate, Zumba, Physical Conditioning

Facility Features

Auditorium, Basketball Courts (Lighted/Outdoor), Children’s Play Area, Community Room, Picnic Tables, Soccer Field (Lighted), Tennis Courts (Lighted), Jogging Path, Kitchen, Synthetic Field

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