Working to save the San Fernando Valley's Last Remaining
16 Acres of UnprotectedOpen Space on the L.A. River
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About the park

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Naturally Improving Water Quality. Using a system of wetland habitats, the L.A. River Natural Park would use a "Green Solution" approach to naturally capture and clean polluted runoff from the surrounding urban area.

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Moving Forward:
Save LA River Open Space Proposes Cutting-Edge
L.A. River Natural Park Vision

"A natural, river-oriented park that integrates the Los Angeles River, habitat restoration, regional public access, open space and natural treatment of runoff to improve water quality."

The leadership of Save LA River Open Space is dedicated to an innovative, forward-thinking vision for this unique L.A. Riverfront property: the L.A. River Natural Park. This vision would protect, restore and celebrate the irreplaceable L.A. River open space attributes of this property, address serious regional polluted runoff issues by integrating natural water quality treatment, help address flooding issues, and provide regional staging and access to the L.A. River Greenway easily accessible to all San Fernando Valley residents.

The L.A. River Natural Park project site includes these three key components:

  • 16 acres of L.A. riverfront land

  • Adjacent 391-space public parking garage

  • L.A. River Trail improvements

The site is located on the L.A. River in Studio City, and a county-owned and operated 20 to 40 foot right-of-way along the river is adjacent to the site. A 391-space public parking garage owned by the City of Los Angeles is located 500 yards downstream, and connects to the L.A. River Trail via an ADA-compliant ramp and pedestrian bridge. The garage connects to 1.5 miles of improved L.A. River Trail. The site is currently privately-owned and occupied by the Weddington Golf and Tennis facility. There is easy pedestrian access to many visitor-serving amenities along nearby Ventura Boulevard.

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L.A. River Natural Park site, adjacent 391-car public parking
garage, pedestrian/bicycle bridge and planned L.A. River Trail.


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