5 ACRES OF NEW PARKLAND
& 13 MORE TO FOLLOW
Dedication of Phase I of Elysian Park-Riverside Park
Elysian Park - The City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, Council President Eric Garcetti (CD 13), members of the Citizens Committee to Save Elysian Park and community members celebrated the dedication of Phase I of Elysian Park-Riverside Park.
The new 5 acres of parkland combine natural features of the area with new lawn and graded areas. The park has two multipurpose game courts, passive recreation lawn areas, children's playground, picnic tables, trails with nature interpretive signs and an outdoor classroom. The Proposition K funded project also included a new parking lot, smart irrigation system, fencing and more. The park's design included the preservation of all existing native oak and walnut trees.
The creation of Elysian Park-Riverside Park was a community effort. The City purchased the 18 acres of undeveloped land in 1999 and the Citizen's Committee to Save Elysian Park played a huge role in the process. Phase II will provide the expansion of Phase I's hiking trails which will connect the new park to Elysian Park to the east and the Red Car Property parkland to the west.
Elysian Park-Riverside Park is located at 1800 Riverside Drive in Los Angeles 90012.
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