Back in July, we reported on a fire that seriously damaged a toddler playground at Pan Pacific Park.  At the time, there was no word yet on whether or not the vandalized equipment would be repaired or replaced, but the Buzz learned this week that the LA Parks Foundation has received a donation of $236,000 from Hackman Capital Partners, owners of nearby Television City, to rebuild the damaged playground.

Community anger was strong in the days following the fire, with lots of outrage expressed on neighborhood social media, and Carolyn Ramsay, Executive Director of LA Parks Foundation, told the Buzz this morning that the incident was “especially demoralizing” because it’s a space so frequently used and highly valued by local families.

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