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Photograph was edited for publication purposes Photograph caption dated July 28, 1961 reads, "City officials and community leaders participated Thursday in ground breaking ceremonies for the $460,850 sports center at Sepulveda Dam Park, Encino. The center is scheduled for use in spring, 1962. Taking part in ceremonies are (from left) Mel Pierson, member of the Los Angeles Park and Recreation Commission; Col. William T. Bradley; George Hjelte, general manager of the Park Department; Stanley Fox, member of the Park and Recreation Commission; City Councilman Everett Burkhalter; John Givens, president of the Encino Chamber of Commerce, and Howard Hill, honorary mayor of Encino." The Sepulveda Basin Recreation Area is sometimes referred to as the Sepulveda Dam Park.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm. Photographic prints
Hjelte, George Burkhalter, Everett G.--(Everett Glen),--1897-1975 Hill, Howard,--1899-1975 Sepulveda Dam Sports Center (Los Angeles, Calif.) Los Angeles (Calif.).--Department of Recreation and Parks Los Angeles (Calif.).--Department of Recreation and Parks--Employees Los Angeles Park and Recreation Commission Encino Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Presidents Men--California--Los Angeles City council members--California--Los Angeles Municipal officials and employees, Honorary--California--Encino (Los Angeles) Archers--United States Ground breaking ceremonies--California--Encino (Los Angeles) Military uniforms Podiums--California--Los Angeles Flags--United States Automobiles--California--Los Angeles Shovels--California--Los Angeles Sepulveda Basin Recreation Area (Los Angeles, Calif.) Encino (Los Angeles, Calif.) Valley Times Collection photographs