Hundreds to rally Saturday in downtown LA to save state parks – and soccer fields

Los Angeles-area parents and youngsters clad in soccer gear from the Anahuak Youth Soccer Association will hold a save our parks march in support of Proposition 21.

The association relies on the recreational space at Rio de Los Angeles State Park to host games and practices.

Local youth sports leagues nearly lost access to the fields last year because of proposed park closures. Supporters will hold a rally and press conference to highlight the funding problems in the state park system.

Those expected to attend include Raul Macias, president of the Anahuak Youth Soccer Association; Irma Munoz, President of Mujere de las Tierras; Alfredo Gonzalez, The Nature Conservancy; and Arturo Carmona, executive director of Consejo de Federaciones Mexicanas en Norteamerica.

The march beings at 10 a.m. and the rally at 10:30 a.m. at the park, 1900 San Fernando Road.

More information on the campaign is available by clicking here.

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