North Atwater Park Creek Construction Nearly Complete
November 15, 2011 §
View, over construction fences, from North Atwater Park. Seating and viewing areas in the foreground. Central green creek area has been hydroseeded. In the distance is the new mostly-permeable-surface parking lot.
I got a chance to look over the fences at the under-construction natural creek park at North Atwater Park. Officially the project is called North Atwater Park Expansion and Creek Restoration. It’s looking like it’s 99%+ complete… though it will be good for the native vegetation to grow and get itself more established during the cool wet season ahead.
North Atwater Park creekbed looking roughly north from the L.A. River bank
This view immediately left of the above image. The L.A. River is just outside the frame to the left. The formerly-straight channel-wall-top access road has been given a meandering curve. The creek in the right side of the image drains into the L.A. River just downstream of the photo.
I was glad to see that this good-sized oak tree was preserved. The bare sticks in the ground I think are willows. There's just a bit of water in the creekbed today, probably from recent rains. The creek feature is fed by street runoff and expected to be intermittent - dry in the summer, wet only during and after rains.
For now, I’ll mostly let the pics speak for themselves – for background on the project, see earlier Creek Freek coverage:
Looking forward to the park opening… fairly soon!