Friends of Atwater Village are a 501 (c) 3 non-profit orginization. At heart we are “hands on” group of volunteers working to improve our neighborhood, from neighborhood clean-ups to mural projects and more.
Founded in May 2000 by a group of concerned citizens Friends of Atwater Village works to protect the integrity of the entire Atwater Village community by:
- Preserving and promoting local history, such as the Van de Kamps Bakery, the Hyperion Bridge and the Los Angeles River.
- Developing a Community Center / Park with recreational facilities for Central & South Atwater Village.
- Advocating rational development that serves the community’s best interest socially, culturally, economically and environmentally.
- Encouraging community involvement in neighborhood cleanups as well as Los Angeles River cleanups.
- Establishing broad based communication and a sense of community among all of Atwater’s diverse residents through a e-newsletter and community outreach.
- Encouraging responsible urban gardening / landscaping and community plantings.
In striving to accomplish these goals, Friends of Atwater Village seeks to preserve and restore those elements that have made Atwater Village a unique community within the Greater Los Angeles.