SAN PEDRO, Calif. — August 3, 2007 — The Port of Los Angeles will begin reshuffling on Knoll Hill this month.  The existing temporary dog park will be moved from the top of the hill to the bottom of the hill, and the top of the hill will be developed for Little League ball fields.  Both uses of port property are temporary, which according to Los Board of Harbor Commissioners president S. David Freeman will be “three years.”  President Freeman made it clear that the Port will not extend these agreements. 

The new configuration provides an acre of dog exercising land for both large and small dogs, plus a parking area.  The area will include dog watering facilities and dozens of new trees.  Work on the new location will begin on August 17, while the current location remains open.  The new dog park location will open on September 17.

Immediately following the opening of the new dog park, work will begin to ready the top of Knoll Hill for use by Eastview Little League.  The Port will grade the area in preparation for development by East View Little League. The site will ultimately include two baseball fields, one T-Ball field, and two parking areas.  The site will be ready for the Little League to install sod by November 1st.  Handicapped parking will be provided at both locations.

Celebrating its Centennial in 2007, the Port of Los Angeles is America's premier port.  As the leading seaport in the nation in terms of shipping container volume and cargo value, the Port generates 259,000 regional jobs and $8.4 billion in annual wages and tax revenues.  A proprietary department of the City of Los Angeles, the Port is self-supporting and does not receive taxpayer dollars.  At the Port of Los Angeles, high priority is placed on responsible and sustainable growth initiatives, combined with high security, environmental stewardship and community outreach.  For its industry leading environmental initiatives, the Port received two Environmental Protection Agency awards in 2006.  The Port of Los Angeles – A Cleaner Port.  A Brighter Future.