Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Good News for LA: New wetlands park replaces brownfield in distressed neighborhoodA densely packed, distressed neighborhood in South Los Angeles has a  new, nine-acre park that will include a 4.5-acre wetland, filtering  stormwater while bringing much-needed green space into a community  historically plagued by nearby industrial facilities.  Even better, the  park replaces a former brownfield, a paved bus and rail storage yard  long maintained by the Metropolitan Transit agency.  The park will  include native trees and plant gardens, walking trails and ponds.  The  grand opening was held earlier this month. Read more.
Illustration: Rendering of the wetland when mature, by City of LA stormwater program, via KCET-TV

Good News for LA: New wetlands park replaces brownfield in distressed neighborhood
A densely packed, distressed neighborhood in South Los Angeles has a new, nine-acre park that will include a 4.5-acre wetland, filtering stormwater while bringing much-needed green space into a community historically plagued by nearby industrial facilities.  Even better, the park replaces a former brownfield, a paved bus and rail storage yard long maintained by the Metropolitan Transit agency.  The park will include native trees and plant gardens, walking trails and ponds.  The grand opening was held earlier this month. Read more.

Illustration: Rendering of the wetland when mature, by City of LA stormwater program, via KCET-TV

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