Saturday, April 2, 2011

Silver Lake meadow opens

Official opening of Silver Lake Meadow  4/2/11

I went to my first community meeting about the Silver Lake Meadow in 1999. It seemed rather far-fetched at the time that one day there would be walking paths and the long-closed open space--home to coyotes-- would open to people.  Happy to be there on Saturday to see the day finally come. Council member Eric Garcetti gave a special shout-out to the tireless efforts of the Committee to Save Silver Lake Reservoirs, now renamed the Silver Lake Reservoirs Conservancy.
Think Georges Seraut: the meadow is dotted with people immediately.
Still to come is the completion of the walking path on Tesla Ave. Locals have already weighed in on the meadow. It's a hit. Sunday saw bocce ball and croquet players, loads of families and posts that the park might stay poop free.
Silver Lake Meadow rules: no dogs, bikes or vending. 

The far side of the meadow, closest to the reservoir, is indeed a quiet place.