A dedication ceremony is scheduled for April 1 at 9:30 a.m. in Yvonne B. Burke Park, located at 4350 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. New signs reflecting the name change were installed in honor of Burke’s retirement and decades of service to the community.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved renaming Admiralty Park as Yvonne B. Burke Park. The name change, proposed by Supervisor Don Knabe, honors former Supervisor Burke for her 16 years of service representing the Second District citing Burke’s many firsts, including becoming the first African-American elected to the Board of Supervisors, and devoting her entire professional life to public service, whether as an elected official, an attorney, or as an official of the U.S. Olympic Organizing Committee.
Supervisor Burke has a deep personal attachment and commitment to Marina del Rey dating back nearly 30 years, said Supervisor Knabe. I am proud to honor my colleague and my friend by finally and permanently renaming this park with the name it should rightfully have.
For additional information regarding the Yvonne B. Burke Park dedication ceremony please call (310) 305-9503.