WEST SAN FERNANDO VALLEY, CA – Today Councilmember Bob Blumenfield was joined by Mayor Eric Garcetti, city/community leaders and residents for the groundbreaking of Caballero Creek Park. This site will convert a 1.5-acre underutilized lot into a multiple-benefit park, located at the convergence of the Los Angeles River and Caballero Creek in Tarzana.
“One of my top priorities has been to help make the LA River a world class public amenity that can be shared by all and today we are taking another step forward in that goal,” said Councilmember Bob Blumenfield. “Together we’ve been greening the Valley by creating parks and connecting bike and pedestrian infrastructure. This park will be a great green space for our community and it’s extra exciting as it will also serve as an outdoor classroom for Reseda High School.”
Mayor Eric Garcetti stated, “The Caballero Creek Park, when completed, will serve as a destination and access point on the L.A. RiverWay path to walk, bike, and play – a place where wetlands will flourish with native habitat. I am proud to work with Councilmember Blumenfield and the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority to deliver this L.A. River park for Angelenos to enjoy.”
The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (MRCA), Department of Recreation and Parks, Bureau of Sanitation, General Services Department, and Los Angeles County have joined forces for Caballero Creek Park. Blumenfield has also partnered with Reseda High School so this new space will serve as an outdoor classroom. The design utilizes innovative methods that lead to watershed protection, including a bioswale and a wetland component for storm water treatment. The new wetlands will create habitat, clean water and help connect Angelenos to California’s struggling riverine ecology. The site plan also includes a variety of offerings for the community including an outdoor fitness center, play and recreation, access to the LA River bike paths, and more.
This park marks the third new City park that Blumenfield has helped create following the Costanso Fire Station Park and the LA River and Aliso Creek Confluence Park. He also led the effort to create the new facilities at the Woodland Hills Rec Center, as well as major renovations at various parks throughout his community.
Caballero Creek Park is set to be completed by the end of 2022.
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