Giving Tuesday

The Friends of Historic Fire Station 62 will be taking part in this year’s “Giving Tuesday,” a global generosity event, on December 1, 2020. Join us and help make the Rosendahl Community Center a reality.


Bringing a community center to Mar Vista can be one of the most direct, impactful ways to improve our neighborhood.

Join your neighbors

This project is created & run by fellow members of your community — and needs YOUR help & support!

See the plan

See our ‘before & after’ images — showing photos of the current state of the fire station and visuals of the planned design.

A community-driven project to turn our historic fire station into a

Mar Vista Community Center

The residents of Mar Vista have a rare opportunity to bring a new community center to their neighborhood — transforming the abandoned historic fire station into an active, dynamic hub for a range of activities & uses.

The project requires an initial round of fund-raising of $1.6 million to cover the costs of renovation and to secure the lease of the property from the city.

This revitalized property will provide a new neighborhood foundation for community gathering, civic engagement, disaster preparedness, and more. But, it can only happen with the help & support of committed residents, businesses, and leaders.

The bottom line is:
this can only work with help from YOU.

This large project and important undertaking requires direct support from our community: our neighbors, businesses, realtors, and  community allies. The two most effective ways to help are to donate and to spread the word about the project.