We Heart L.A. Parks: A Coloring + Activity Book Celebrating Public Parks in the City of Los Angeles
Now shipping or available at Skylight Books (Los Feliz), The Library Store (Downtown), Once Upon a Time Bookstore (Montrose), Leanna Lin's Wonderland (Eagle Rock), PostalWorks (Silver Lake), and Valero Robertson (Castle Heights/Culver Junction). Coming soon to Village Well (Culver City)!
"It's a love letter to the city and the spots where we can take a break from its urban landscape." —Spectrum News 1 (Watch the segment!)
"Pick up a copy of the new We Heart L.A. Parks coloring book....a sweet tribute to L.A.'s open spaces." —Los Angeles Times
"To merely call We Heart L.A. Parks a coloring book doesn’t do it justice....the book is simultaneously personal and extensive, a comprehensive guide to what makes LA parks truly special." —Asian Journal
"[They] celebrate city parks in a very cool way. A uniquely fun and informative guide to the city's parks." —The Hidden History of Los Angeles (Listen to the interview!)
"Dozens of L.A. nature lovers have come together to create a big, fun-filled activity book that’s so fun you might have to steal the crayons from your kids again. We Heart L.A. Parks transforms great moments at 52 [parks] into line drawings that you can color and customize." —Los Angeles Magazine
"The creators of We Heart L.A. Parks chose the family-friendly coloring book format to reach—and include—young budding activists and to cover park equity, activism, and history in creative and personal ways." —L.A. Parent
"Part travel guide, part collector’s item, and entirely fun." —Boulevard Sentinel
"Celebrate L.A. Parks! Check out this awesome coloring and activity book. Fun for all ages and provides info for public transit routes!" —Griffith Park News
Public parks are vital resources to all of us as places for exploration, celebration, education, recreation, and activism. We Heart L.A. Parks celebrates these important sites by featuring more than 50 public parks within the city of Los Angeles with original illustrations, personal stories, and fun activities, including two colorful fold-outs: an L.A. parks map and an L.A. Park Adventures board game.
It is a coloring and activity book for all ages by contributors of all ages—elementary-school kids to veteran artists—who, through their art and words, fill these pages with their deep love for the city of Los Angeles, with all its beauty and complexities, and the public parks and recreation areas we all treasure. From hiking trails and lakes, to playgrounds and historic architecture—We Heart L.A. Parks highlights the diversity of our city’s open spaces and how urban wildlife and humans can share these spaces and flourish. It is an artful guide to the city that reminds us how safe and accessible public parks strengthen communities.
A percentage of profits from the book will be donated to the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust, whose mission is to contribute to the equity and well-being of our neighborhoods through the development of parks, gardens, and community-driven organizing.