A PASSIVE PARK BY THE PACIFIC
Groundbreaking Ceremony for Potrero Canyon Park
Pacific Palisades - RAP celebrated the long awaited Groundbreaking Ceremony for Potrero Canyon Park on Thursday, February 24, 2011. The celebration marked the start of the first phase of construction of the 45.7-acre park.
The Potrero Canyon Park Project will include stabilizing the slope below the residences at 211 and 231 Alma Real Drive, stabilizing the canyon walls, controlling surface water run-off and the creation of a natural park with approximately 8-acres of riparian habitat. The new parkland will be landscaped with California native plants and hiking trails will be constructed within the park that will connect Palisades Recreation Center to the Pacific Coast Highway and the beach.
The first year of construction will include filling more of the canyon for stabilization. The canyon will be raised about 20-feet by approximately 173,000 cubic yards of fill.
Potrero Canyon has a long history. Over 20 years ago, the City and community members began planning the transformation of the canyon into a park area. Since then, through on-going starts and stops, the City has slowly been working towards completing an infill project, which involved buttressing the canyon's sides and importing three million cubic yards of fill.
The community has been involved since day one and is still an important part of the project. The Potrero Canyon Citizen Advisory Board meets monthly to work with the Palisades community on the park plans.
The Restoration Project is being funded by the Potrero Canyon Trust Fund, an account established to hold and distribute money solely for the creation and completion of the multi-decade park project.
Potrero Canyon Park is located 15000 Pacific Coast Highway in Pacific Palisades.
Andrea Epstein: 213.202.2690
Amy A. Garcia: 213.202.2689