June 2018: Councilmember Blumenfield recently funded a new protective gate at the Winnetka Recreation Center. This idea came from an ongoing productive dialogue with the Winnetka Rec Neighborhood Watch regarding needed improvements to the park and surrounding area and was discussed at our February 2018 Winnetka Neighborhood Council meeting. He worked closely with the watch group and the Department of Recreation and Parks to make sure that this improvement was completed efficiently and met the needs of the community. 

Blumenfield specifically thanks Juan Lopez and Deborah Barnett for being fantastic partners and for all they do to help Winnetka and the West Valley.

Additionally, Blumenfield helped remove nuisance ‘Donation Bins’ from near the park as well. This was part of a larger effort that he has led to help businesses get rid of this blight on their private property.