We Heart L.A. Parks cover of Converse on grassy lawn with kid flying kite, two people picnicking and Downtown L.A. skyline
We Heart L.A. Parks map of parks featured in the book
(PRE-ORDER) We Heart L.A. Parks: A Coloring + Activity Book Celebrating Public Parks in the City of Los Angeles
(PRE-ORDER) We Heart L.A. Parks: A Coloring + Activity Book Celebrating Public Parks in the City of Los Angeles
(PRE-ORDER) We Heart L.A. Parks: A Coloring + Activity Book Celebrating Public Parks in the City of Los Angeles
(PRE-ORDER) We Heart L.A. Parks: A Coloring + Activity Book Celebrating Public Parks in the City of Los Angeles
We Heart L.A. Parks back cover with tree of contributors

(PRE-ORDER) We Heart L.A. Parks: A Coloring + Activity Book Celebrating Public Parks in the City of Los Angeles

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Starts shipping in April!

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.

  • Compiled by Narrated Objects
  • Edited by Andrea Richards & Teena Apeles
  • Cover line art: Jennifer Cuellar
  • Cover and map design: Miriam Blier
  • 8.5 x 11 inches | softcover
  • 138 pages + color fold-out map and board game
  • ISBN: 978-0-978-0-9991670-3-8
  • Printed by MK Printing, Inc., an FSC®- & MBE-certified printer

Visit the parks featured in the book in person using our We Heart L.A. Parks map and view our original call for submissions here.

Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust

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.

 

OUR CONTRIBUTORS 

Alfie Ebojo aka alfienumeric Andrea RichardsAnna MagnusonAnne Blecksmith • Audrey Becker • Britney PenouilhCaitlin Howard • Charles Cisneros • Charlie Becker • Cody Cameron • Daniel Duffie • Dean Rullan aka redinkedpandaDennis Cooper • Dominie Apeles • Eliseo Art SilvaFrank Furlong • Gray Cheek • I-Ching LaoIvan BorodinJason LockyerJennifer CuellarJessica HoffmannJohn SonJulia Bogany • Karen Lukesh • Kathryn LouyseKristy Sandoval • Leila Hamidi • Leticia MezaLA MetroLucy GonzalezMaite AldayMandi RobertsMargaret GallagherMax Alday • Miguel OrdeñanaMiles Castro • Miriam Blier •  Nova Cross • Octavio PerezOscar Rosales • Phoebe Cheek • Robin Murez • Siri Swanson • Sheryl SchroederSophia AllisonStacie JayeSunny Samuel Teena ApelesTracy ParkValentina M. QuezadaValeran Lothaniel