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Our mission is to grow healthier, safer, and stronger communities by creating urban parks and community gardens that remedy the critical lack of green and recreational spaces in greater Los Angeles' underserved neighborhoods.

History & Future

The Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust was founded in 2002 to address LAs park inequities. We focus our efforts exclusively in communities of color that have little to no access to green space.

Less than one acre of green space is available for every 1,000 residents in the communities we serve. In stark contrast, the citywide average is over four acres and the countywide average is over three acres. For 15 years we have aimed to change this dynamic and have added nearly eight acres of accessible green space to LA by helping create 25 parks and gardens. These neighborhood assets serve 195,000 Angelenos annually. By 2019, we will complete five additional parks and gardens, adding nearly 15 additional acres of green space to LA County.

Our successful greenspace development model engages residents from the beginning of our design process, through construction and ultimately the stewardship of the parks and gardens we create. To ensure the long-term impact of our efforts, we are working towards equitable greenspace development in LA through grassroots policy reform.


Tamika L. Butler, Executive Director

Phone: 213-572-0188 Ext 102 Email:


Aysha Siddique, Development and Communications Director

Phone: 213-572-0188 Ext 106 Email:

Maddie Miller, Development and Communications Manager

Phone: 213-572-0188 Ext 122 Email:

Shari Morales, Office Manager

Phone: 213-572-0188 Ext 100 Email:


Caesar Dominguez, Accounting Associate

Phone: 213-572-0188 Ext 109 Email:


Keshia Sexton, Director of Organizing

Phone: 213-572-0188 Ext 103 Email:

Hugo Garcia, Lead Organizer

Phone: 213-572-0188 Ext 111 Email:

Jose Gutierrez, Community Organizer

Phone: 213-572-0188 Ext 110 Email:

Jennifer Ramirez, Community Organizer

Phone: 213-572-0188 Ext 120 Email:

Park Development, Youth Programs, and Policy

Mark Glassock, Director of Special Projects

Phone: 213-572-0188 Ext 104 Email:

Megan Laird, Gardens and Youth Program Manager

Phone: 213-572-0188 Ext 112 Email:

Elsa Tung, Policy and Research Manager

Phone: 213-572-0188 Ext 113 Email:

Hope Escario, Project Manager

Phone: 213-572-0188 Ext 117 Email:

Brenda Yancor, Park & Garden Resources Manager

Phone: 213-572-0188 Ext 123

David de la Cruz, Project Manager

Phone: 213-572-0188, Ext 116

Board of Directors


Carl Cade
Board Chair

Belinda Vega
Vice Chair

Matthew Steinberg

Charles Rose


Daniel Abrams
Ben Howell
Damon Nagami
Edward Sykes
Beverley Cole
Winston Stromberg
Lindsey Angelats
Jack Haley

Advisory Board

Michael Condon, Jr.
Danielle Cornwell
Glen Dake
Cecilia Estolano
Belinda Faustinos
Regina Freer
Gilda Haas
Clive Hoffman
Michael Kaufman
Elizabeth Leanse Waybill
Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris
John Mack
Gerard McCallum
Jerilyn Mendoza
Carl Muhlstein
Thomas Safran
Bruce Saito
Marta Segura
Erin Tanenbaum
Amy Wakeland
Mark Walther
Elizabeth Whitted Dawson