Recreation and Cultural Facilities LA for Kids Program (Proposition K)


Urgent Letter to Public (PDF)

Urgent Change in RFP Deadline

Urgent Letter to Public (PDF)

May 7, 2020 LAFKSC Report (PDF)

Urgent Notice regarding COVID-19 (CLICK HERE TO VIEW)

The L.A. for Kids – Proposition K Program is proud to announce that it has released the 10 th Cycle Request for Proposal (RFP). This RFP is for fiscal years:

2021-22, 2022-23, 2023-24.

Funding for this RFP will only be available for the following sources/categories:

Part One - Proposition K Funds: $16,145,276 (Please refer to the RFP here)

I. Restricted Funds – Available Funding Categories are:

a. Youth Schools/Recreational Projects (recreation as related to schools only): $10,650,619
b. Aquatic Upgrades: $500,000
c. Acquisition of Parks/Natural Lands: $2,728,734
d. Urban Greening: $195,823

II. Unrestricted Funds of $2,070,100 – will be available for all eight (8) categories.

a. These funds will be available for all eight (8) categories (1. Regional Recreation/Education Facilities, 2. Neighborhood at-Risk Youth Recreation Facilities, 3. Youth Schools/Recreational Projects, 4. Aquatic Upgrades, 5. Athletic Fields, 6. Lighting, 7. Urban Greening, 8. Acquisition of Parks/Natural Land)

Part Two - Health Alternatives to Smoking (HATS) Trust Fund: $1,230,933 (Please refer to the RFP here)
Part Three - Vermont/Western Station Neighborhood Area Plan (SNAP) Parks First Trust Fund: $3,150,010 (Please refer to the RFP here)

RFPs may be picked up beginning Thursday, February 27, 2020, at the Bureau of Engineering, Recreational and Cultural Facilities Program, Architectural Division. We are located at 1149 S. Broadway, Suite 860, Los Angeles, California 90015. RFPs can be picked up between the hours of 9:00 am and 3:00 pm. They may also be downloaded via our website

RFPs can be e-mailed (as a PDF file) upon request as well.
All proposals will be due on Thursday, May 28, 2020, by 3 p.m. All proposals must be hand-delivered and be received at the above address on or before the stated deadline. Proposals arriving after this deadline will not be accepted nor will they be considered for funding. A receipt acknowledging date and time of submission of all hand-delivered proposals will be provided by City staff. Mailed, faxed, or electronically transmitted proposals will not be accepted.

The City will conduct four Technical Assistance Seminars (TAS) for potential proposers prior to the proposals due date. Questions regarding the request for proposal process and requirements, environmental assessment procedures, and City contracting procedures will be discussed at these Technical Assistance Seminars. The schedule of the TAS is printed below. It is mandatory that potential proposers attend one of the four TAS and sign in on the roster sheet provided. Potential proposers who do not attend a TAS, and sign in on the roster sheet, will not be eligible to submit a proposal.

Date Time Location Google Hangout Link (Click Link Below to Join)
March 18, 2020 10:30 am – 12:30 pm N/A Remote TAS Only 
March 25, 2020 10:30 am – 12:30 pm N/A Remote TAS Only 
March 26, 2020 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm N/A Remote TAS Only
April 1, 2020 10:30 am – 12:30 pm N/A Remote TAS Only 
April 9, 2020 10:30 am – 12:30 pm N/A Remote TAS Only
April 15, 2020 10:30 am. - 12:30 pm N/A Remote TAS Only


For further information please call (213) 485-4458, Marissa Garcia, or e-mail at

The Recreational and Cultural Facilities Division (RCFD) is responsible for the acquisition, development, improvements, restoration, and maintenance of City parks, open spaces, recreation, and community facilities and other youth related projects. A majority of the funding is through Proposition K, an annual real property tax assessment on City residents over a 30-year period. Other funding sources include Quimby and Propositions A, 12, and 40.

The program's primary purpose is to combat the inadequacies and decay of the city's youth infrastructure, which has resulted in serious unmet needs for park, recreation, childcare, and community facilities. As a result, this program performs such services as feasibility studies, site and building design, construction documents (plans and specifications), construction/project estimating, bid and award services, and construction and project management for both new and existing facilities. Services are performed using City personnel, or through consultants managed by City staff. In summary, the Recreational and Cultural Facilities Program participates in the decision making process for both City owned, and non-City owned recreational facilities. Funding for Specified Projects is designated in the original Proposition K ballot measure, as approved by the voters of the City of Los Angeles, as well as through a biennial open and competitive Call for Projects process.

Neil Drucker is the Program Manager for RCFD.