Councilman Eric Garcetti and residents were on hand Thursday afternoon for the grand opening of five acres of new parkland that stretches from Riverside Drive in Elysian Valley up to the hills of Elysian Heights. The $880,000 park, which serves as an extension of
nearby Elysian Park, has been in the making for more than a decade after residents were able to halt the construction of a giant warehouse on the site in the early 1990s. Garcetti, in a press release, said:
Elysian Park is a gem in our community and now it’s getting bigger and better. The expansion provides a new place for kids of all ages to play everything from basketball to checkers in a beautiful outdoor environment.
The park includes a ball court, playground, outdoor classroom and walking paths.