Mobile Parks Outreach in Sunny SoCal
**ASLA Honor Award / Communications / 2016
Hidden in plain sight from the megalopolis of Los Angeles, the Santa Monica Mountains National Park is in the unique position of being able to connect urbanites with the wonders of Southern California’s wild areas. Despite the geographic proximity to a huge urban population many Los Angelenos, especially youngsters are unfamiliar that this incredible place. The LA Ranger Troca will go straight into the heart of the urban jungle to bring programs, games, information, and even wildlife to LA’s kids. In cultivating a relationship with the larger community, the Park will be continue to be cherished and protected by Los Angelenos for generations to come.
Check out a few of our build videos on Instagram, here and here.
Year Built: 2015
Status: Completed and Constructed
Location: Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, California
BASE Landscape Architecture / design + build
Zomadic / CNC work
Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area / vehicle wrap graphic design
Custom Vehicle Wraps / vehicle wrap install
Kids check out the pelts and other goodies inside La Ranger Troca at Griffith Park in Los Angeles. Photo and caption by Glenn Nelson
The exterior of La Ranger Troca was designed to be inviting and fun. It includes palm trees, a coyote, the city skyline, and palm trees - all of these are found in or near the Santa Monica National Recreation Area. Photo by Glenn Nelson
Jose Garcia calls for the attention of 3rd graders in Griffith Park, Los Angeles. Photo and caption by Glenn Nelson
LA Ranger Troca's debut journey down HWY 1 to Santa Monica.
Ranger Kya hands out wildflower seed packets at LA Ranger Troca's official debut at Olvera Street on February 24, 2016.
The LA Ranger Troca helped swear in 14,000 new Junior Rangers at the 2016 Tournament of Roses Parade.
Build process. All construction completed by BASE.
Concept graphic of outward focused outreach vehicle.
Articles on the lack of diversity in National Parks