Recreation board reverses stand on Runyan basketball court

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Board of Recreation and Parks has reversed its approval of a project to build a basketball court at Runyon Canyon, after complaints from neighbors that there was not enough public input.

The board voted unanimously to rescind its approval of the project last November.

Construction on the basketball court was halted in April, after a lawsuit was filed by the group Citizens Preserving Runyon, which accused the city of failing to adhere to the proper approval process.

Residents and park users have complained that they did not receive enough notice about the project, which was to be built during the four-month closure of Runyon Canyon to accommodate the repair of old water pipes.

They also expressed distaste at plans for the basketball court, which would bear the logo of the street apparel company Pink Dolphin, whose CEO donated money to the project.

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