Ground was broken Saturday for a new park in Reseda, the latest piece of the city’s ambitious plan to re-energize the Los Angeles River.
Six years in the making, the Los Angeles River and Aliso Creek Confluence Project will create a two-acre park, one mile of walking paths, and three-quarters of a mile of bike paths and greenway. The park will also boast 14 decorative entrance gates and a 100-foot mural.
“This park will be a home base for us here in the West Valley, a destination for those down river and an integral part of the transformation of the L.A. River,” City Councilman Bob Blumenfield said.
In addition to Blumenfield and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, other key partners in the project include the Trust for Public Land, the city’s parks and recreation department, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, and the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority.
Once the new park is complete, city leaders hope it will connect to a planned 50-mile network of bike and walking paths along the L.A. River.
—City News Service
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