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Frank Gehry Pavilion Break Ground in Canoga Park

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A groundbreaking ceremony was held November 7 in Canoga Park for a new entry pavilion to the Los Angeles River Greenway.

The pavilion is located on city-owned land on the north side of the channel at the corner of Alabama Avenue and Bassett Street. 

The headwaters is named for its location at the confluence of Arroyo Calabasas and Bell Creek – the headwaters of the L.A. River.  Architect Frank Gehry and landscape architecture firm Olin are designing the project which will mark the entry to the 51-mile waterway.

The new pavilion consists of two buildings framing an entrance to the river greenway, each featuring public restaurants. There will be a shade canopy displaying public art, as well as picnic tables, bike racks and a drinking fountain. 

entrance to the river greenway, each featuring public restaurants. There will be a shade canopy displaying public art, as well as picnic tables, bike racks and a drinking fountain. 

The Headwaters Pavilion is one of the first projects built using design guidelines from the The Headwaters Pavilion is one of the first projects built using design guidelines from the County River Master Plan, which calls for new design of open spaces along the corridor. The County wants to create a multi-use path along the river way with the cities that line the path of the river making investment in new open space to beautify the concrete channel.