By CBSLA Staff

BOYLE HEIGHTS (CBSLA) — A groundbreaking ceremony was held Friday for Matthews Street Park in Boyle Heights.

It is the first Prop 68-funded park in Los Angeles.

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Boyle Heights is considered among the lowest park-per-resident places in the city.

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L.A. city officials say they are working to expand local park access and quality in communities of color.

Prop 68 was passed in 2018 and authorized $4 billion in bonds to fund state and local parks and environmental protection projects.

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