This past Sunday 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.
Caballero Creek Park will be located at the confluence of the Los Angeles River and Caballero Creek, the River’s only tributary stemming from the ecologically-rich Santa Monica Mountains.
The project, which is a partnership between MRCA and the City of Los Angeles, will restore 1.5 acres of an asphalt lot into a multi-benefit natural park.
The design utilizes an innovative mix of low-tech mechanical and biological methods for watershed protection, including a bioswale and a small water treatment wetland.
The park will connect to the future L.A. River Bike Path which will create connectivity to other parks and open spaces including Reseda Park, Sepulveda Basin Recreation Area, and other green spaces along the Los Angeles River.
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 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 will mark 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.