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An Occupy L.A. protester raises a fist outside City Hall after a news conference during which Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa opened the gates to the renovated City Hall park, making it once again available to the public.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

Audra Lucas, center, exercises in a communal yoga class after a news conference during which Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa opened the gates to City Hall park, making it again available to the public.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

Tyler, who gave only his first name, holds a bunch of balloons after a news conference during which Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa opened the gates to the refurbished City Hall park.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa opens the gates to City Hall park, making it again available to the public after a long closure for replanting and landscaping following the Occupy L.A. encampment.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

Occupy L.A. protesters rally outside the City Hall park gates during Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's news conference.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

Reseeding of the Los Angeles City Hall lawn begins on this section March 8.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times

Steve Barrett digs a trench for irrigation pipes at City Hall on March 29.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times

Workers put concrete around posts as the landscaping of the lawn at City Hall gets into full swing March 8.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times

A worker carries sacks of soil in a bobcat on April 5.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times

The dirt will be covered with grass and areas of native and low-water plants.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times

Rolls of sod are moved to City Hall park May 2.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times

Grass begins to sprout March 21. The seed is a mixture of Kentucky blue grass, perennial rye and fescue.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times

Carvings on a tree outside City Hall.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times

The tile was not replaced.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times

Native and low-water plants are added to the landscape at City Hall on April 17.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times

Drought-tolerant plants are lined up in rows.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times

The grass, shown March 30, flourishes outside City Hall.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times

John Williams takes photos of the progress as work continues on the City Hall park on April 5.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times

A fence surrounds the park at City Hall as work continues on the lawn April 5.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times

Plants are added to an area around some trees.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times

A bird of paradise is planted.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times

Peter Ceglarski of AG Sod Farms moves a piece of sod into place on May 2.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times

Plants are added to City Hall park.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times

A rake used in the project rests against a tree.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times

Workers put mulch around plants on May 2.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times

Drought-tolerant plants create a pattern.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times

Jeff Graham, right, drives the roll machine that lays sod as Ron Taggart gathers the mesh off the sod May 2.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times

An array of plants surrounds trees.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times

Final touches are put on the City Hall lawn.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times

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Nearly eight months after police cleared hundreds of Occupy L.A. protesters from their encampment on the lawn of City Hall, Los Angeles officials are poised to reopen the park Thursday.

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1 Comment

  1. July 22, 2012, 8:46 pm

    It took that long to remove all the lazy democrats. Should have just used a street sweeper and dumped them in the ocean.

    By: andrew

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