Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Griffith Park - El Pueblo de Los Angeles Trail Is Within The Rim Of The Valley Trail Corridor

Photo: August 13, 2009. Menlo Property has ample usable space for a recreational trail. (Click on photo to enlarge.)

The Rim of the Valley Trail Corridor and the Griffith Park to El Pueblo Trail alignment in our neighborhood runs between Griffith Park and Elysian Park via properties on Riverside Drive, including the Menlo Property, Red Car Property, Semi Tropic Spiritualists' Tract, and the 18-Acre Elysian Park addition.

The alignment for the Griffith Park to El Pueblo Trail was determined by the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy (SMMC) in 1983, after community meetings and public hearings in Silver Lake, Echo Park, Glassell Park and Woodland Hills, combined with considerable public input from Atwater and Elysian Valley residents as well. The El Pueblo Technical Advisory Committee even walked the proposed trail from Mulholland Fountain to El Pueblo State Historic Park.

In 1983, SMMC filed the trail alignment map with the Secretary of State and City Council as required by the State Legislature mandating the Griffith Park to El Pueblo de Los Angeles Trail with Public Resources Code Section 33204.5.

What does the trail alignment offer in our neighborhood? Click here for a selection of photos (from earlier posts on a variety of topics). See also our catalogs of neighborhood native plants and wildlife.

SMMC will appeal the approval of 120 condos on the Menlo Property at the City Planning Commission, tomorrow, April 8, 2010.