An LA River Park System: Reality or Dream?

Can an $88.5 million park system along the 51-mile-long Los Angeles River unite the social and community divides in the city?

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July 23, 2000, 10:00 AM PDT

By Gwen Hilburn


Bikeways, hiking trails and parks are among the projects included in the new state budget of $88.5 million, and made possible by the passage in March of Propositions 12 and 13. D.J. Waldie, a city official in Lakewood and the author of "Holy Land: a Suburban Memoir", writes in a Los Angeles Times editorial that although the plans are modest, they are a good beginning to reclaiming the Los Angeles River for the use of the people of Los Angeles. There are problems involved, but our communities need the greening of the LA River, Waldie argues.

Thanks to Gwenn Hilburn

Sunday, July 23, 2000 in The Los Angeles Times

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