Sunnynook River Park Inches Forward

November 5, 2009 § 1 Comment

Sunnynook River Park location

Location of the planned Sunnynook River Park (from the city of L.A. via LAist)

This week, the city of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (DWP) board approved permission for the city to proceed with constructing Sunnynook River Park. The future park will be located along the southwest bank of the Los Angeles River, exteding from the Glendale-Hyperion Bridge to the Sunnynook Footbridge. The 3.4-acre park site, sandwiched between the 5 Freeway and the river bike path, and includes an easement for DWP power transmission lines.

The city has been awarded $1.7M to build the park… but that’s nearly all state bond funds, which have been delayed and frozen and re-frozen and damned to hell due to the state budget crisis.  So there’s no real time-line for when construction will start. Nonetheless, it’s great to see that the city is moving forward getting all their permissions in order to be ready when the approved funding becomes available.

More details on Sunnynook River Park from Creek Freak’s article about it last year. More coverage of this week’s DWP approval at LAist and at Atwater Village News.

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§ One Response to Sunnynook River Park Inches Forward

  • jackie Corey says:

    Sounds wonderful! If I’m not mistaken, the Los Angeles River runs through Orange, CA. Our kids used to play Little League Baseball games in a park that was adjacent to the river. I realize your work is in the L.A. area, but it may some day reach the Orange, CA area. There wasn’t much water in the river, but it could be really great!

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