Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust

Alina Bokde, executive director, at the Social Innovation Fast Pitch in 2012.

Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust is growing healthier, safer and stronger communities by creating small, accessible urban parks and gardens that help remedy the critical lack of green and recreational spaces in greater Los Angeles' underserved neighborhoods.  The Trust engages the low-income residents of the communities in which it works as collaborators throughout the process of envisioning, building, and managing the parks and gardens it creates.

The Trust was formed in 2002 with initial funding from the City of Los Angeles in response to a 2000 report from The Urban Land Trust Task Force that documented the shortage of green and recreational spaces in the city's underserved neighborhoods. Since then, the Trust has played an important role in the creation, renovation and opening of nine parks and gardens, seven of which are managed and programmed by the Trust and local community management committees.

The Trust plans to launch up to four new projects each year so the organization can realize its vision 



Alina Bokde
Executive Director

Downtown Los Angeles

Area served:
Greater Los Angeles

# of employees:

Nonprofit (donations)



County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and neighborhood gardeners.
Children gardening.