In October 2006, the Friends of La Laguna formed in response to the city of San Gabriel’s announced demolition of the Laguna de San Gabriel, affectionately known as “dinosaur park”, located in Vincent Lugo Park. We held rallies and a petition drive, collecting more than 2,500 signatures on paper and via the internet. Our efforts caught the attention of local media and were featured on KCET’s program “Life and Times” and NPR’s morning show “Day to Day”. In January 2007, we entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with city to preserve and protect the Laguna.

However, the primary obligation for the restoration and preservation of “Dinosaur Park” rests with the Friends of La Laguna. Since our efforts began, we have become a non-profit and received a generous grant from the Annenberg Foundation which has enabled us to start some much needed assessments of the park. Nevertheless, the road to a well-restored and preserved Laguna is long and we are looking for more partners.

Friends of La Laguna accepts tax-deductible monetary donations online through PayPal. Thank you for your donation. We appreciate your support and contributions to keep our park growing strong!