play / 2015

TMPST Action Parks provide creative movement to LA through play and fitness

Idea submitted in the My LA2050 Maker Challenge by Tempest Action Parks

TMPST Action Parks are uniquely designed to bring creative movement to communities everywhere through play, fitness, and overcoming obstacles. Our Action Parks are perfect for freerunning, great for calisthenics, crossfit, and fun for anyone who’s excited to face the challenge of overcoming obstacles. Find your path and take action!


In what areas of Los Angeles will you be directly working?

  • San Fernando Valley
  • South LA
  • County of Los Angeles
  • City of Los Angeles

How do you plan to use these resources to make change?

  • Conduct research
  • Engage residents and stakeholders
  • Implement a pilot or new project
  • Expand a pilot or a program

How will your proposal improve the following “Play” metrics?

  • Access to open space and park facilities
  • Number of children enrolled in afterschool programs
  • Percentage of residents that feel safe in their neighborhoods
  • Residents within 1⁄4 mile of a park (Dream Metric)
  • Number of residents with easy access to a “vibrant” park (Dream Metric)
  • Number of parks with intergenerational play opportunities (Dream Metric)
  • Number (and quality) of informal spaces for play (Dream Metric)

Describe in greater detail how you will make LA the best place to play.

Just like any other fast growing individual and/or non-traditional sport, Freerunning is currently taking place throughout LA in the streets or across rooftops. We’ve opened up already two Tempest Academies in LA to share our love of movement, but now we’d like to share our passion with your community. All age groups and skill levels can use our Action Parks and our goal is to provide free easy access to fun fitness. From aspiring stuntman, to athletes, or the next American Ninja Warrior, TMPST Action Parks are fun for anyone who’s excited to face the challenge of overcoming obstacles. Find your path and take action!

Please explain how you will evaluate your work.

Our work will be evaluated through our already existing Tempest Academy instructional programs.

How can the LA2050 community and other stakeholders help your proposal succeed?

  • Money (financial capital)
  • Volunteers/staff (human capital)
  • Publicity/awareness (social capital)
  • Community outreach
  • Network/relationship support