Ground Breaking Ceremony at Glendale Narrows Riverwalk Project

12 04 2011

   City of Glendale, Community Services and Parks in partnership with North East Trees cordially invites you to a Ground Breaking Ceremony on Thursday, April 14th, 2011 from 12:00-1:30 p.m. to commence the start of construction of   the Glendale Narrows Riverwalk Project. 

Location: Intersection of Garden Street and Paula Avenue, Glendale, CA (Thomas Guide page 564 A3).

The Glendale Narrows Riverwalk project represents an effort to redevelop over half a mile of the City of Glendale’s frontage along the Los Angeles River. Multiple freeways, intense urban street traffic, power corridors, and flood control infrastructure impact the area, making this an ideal site for the development of parks and open space.

Upon completion later this year, this project will provide the local community with added outdoor recreational opportunities.

A pedestrian, bicycle and equestrian trail will extend approximately a half mile along the north side of one of the three only remaining soft bottom segments of the Los Angeles River. Vista points with seat walls and benches will provide rest stops. Native landscapes will provide educational information through information kiosks and interpretive signage. The entire trail system will be ADA accessible.

A new parking lot,  a new ramp to the trail and equestrian area, and a staging area for hikers and bicyclists will encourage the local community to make use of the recreational facilities. The trail along the river will extend in later phases into Atwater Village and Griffith Park.

A park with picnic areas and amenities such as benches, picnic tables, and seat walls made of river rocks and boulders will provide an aesthetic and functional setting for family outings.

Restoration and enhancement of an equestrian area adjacent to the trail will provide a staging area for equestrians.

The project site will be landscaped primarily with native California plants which are naturally drought resistant. Trees will be planted throughout the project area. Habitat improvement of the vegetated area of the adjacent Los Angeles River channel will be done by removing the invasive species, encouraging native species to flourish.

This project is funded by:
Proposition 50 – River Parkways Grant Program
Dept. of Transportation – Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation Program
Proposition A grant from Los Angeles County
City of Glendale

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