Valley Village is a neighborhood in the city of Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles County. The neighboring communities are North Hollywood, Sherman Oaks, Toluca Lake, Studio City and Valley Glen. Some think that Valley Village was formed in 1991. Historically this area has been Valley Village for more than sixty years. The population was estimated at 25,665 in 2008. Valley Village is moderately diverse in its ethnic makeup. In 1986 residents formed the Valley Village Homeowners Association to address the threat of uncontrolled high-rise buildings. Restrictions are in place to regulate the development in the area, including height restrictions (no new commercial buildings may be higher than 36 feet and no homes higher than 30 feet), in order to guarantee low density in regards to private home or commercial new construction as well as to insure that new development adheres to appropriate landscaping requirements. Valley Village Park, an unstaffed pocket park, as well as the North Hollywood Recreation Center, serve the area of Valley Village. The recreation center has an auditorium, lighted indoor baseball diamond courts, lighted outdoor baseball diamonds, lighted outdoor basketball courts, a children’s play area, lighted handball courts, picnic tables, an outdoor unheated seasonal pool, and lighted tennis courts. In addition the center has an indoor gymnasium which can be used as a second auditorium and a community room; the gymnasium’s capacity is 250 people.