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Thursday, October 28, 2010

N. Atwater creek restoration groundbreaking - finally

This one has been a long time coming. Hurray creek restoration! Hurray park land restoration!

RAP presser excerpt:


The City of Los Angeles Department of RECREATION and PARKS, Department of Public Works Bureaus of Sanitation and Engineering will break ground on park expansion and creek restoration  

WHEN: Thursday, October 28, 2010, 2:00 pm
WHERE: North Atwater Park, 3900 Chevy Chase Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90039

The Department of Recreation and Parks along with the Department of Public Works’ Bureaus of Sanitation and Engineering and Councilmembers Tom LaBonge (4th District), Ed P. Reyes (1st District) and Eric Garcetti (13th District) will break ground on the Expansion and Creek Restoration Project at North Atwater Park on Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 2:00 pm.

The North Atwater Park Expansion and Creek Restoration Project will provide three acres of additional parkland featuring a picnic area, demonstration garden, outdoor classroom, concrete play tunnel and sand play area. The project will also restore a creek that connects to the Los Angeles River. Native plant landscaping will be planted on the creek banks and along the streambed to prevent erosion and naturally clean storm water before going out to the river. This project will help the City improve water quality for the L.A. River.

The North Atwater Park Project is a collaboration of the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, and the Department of Public Works Bureaus of Engineering and Sanitation. Construction will transpire from Fall 2010 through late 2011. Funding for this $1.3 million project is partially funded by Proposition 50 through the California Resources Agency to improve River Parkways. The project is undertaken in connection with the settlement of two Clean Water Act enforcement actions, Santa Monica Baykeeper v. City of Los Angeles and United States, and State of California ex. Rel. California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region v. City of Los Angeles.

More construction details from the Fata Construction website.