Parking is either on the street or in the church parking garage.
Park in church garage using either Echo Park Ave entrance to Parking Level 1, or Laguna Ave entrance to Parking Level 2. Take only GREEN ELEVATOR to North Bldg.
ADA Accessibility from Garage: Use Echo Park Ave entrance and park in the handicap spot; then use ramp to elevator to Lobby. Exit elevator into Lobby on the main floor and go to Reception Desk to sign in.
It’s part of an effort to reforest the park, where hundreds of trees are dead or dying from drought and disease.
October 15th’s planting near Scott Avenue and Elysian Park Road was the first of three that will take place across the Park. 100 trees were planted, of which 97 are still alive. The following trees (1 gallon size) were planted: 15 Coast Live Oaks, 5 Desert Willows, 5 Chinese Pistache, 30 Brisbane Box, 30 Afghan Pines, and 30 Narrow-Leaved Eucalyptus. It will be quite a while before the tiny trees, some only inches tall, will be big enough to cast some meaningful shade. But even big trees start out small.
The saplings were planted in what are called Land Life Cocoons, which help support the tree and force the roots deeper into the ground to tap into ground water. The cocoon also includes a circular basin, covered by mulch, that stores and supplies water to the young trees. According to the manufacturer, the saplings won’t have to be irrigated during the first year after they have been planted.
“This major reforest project is a significant step toward strengthening the park’s biodiversity with the latest drought-resilient technology,” said Councilman Mitch O’Farrell in a statement.
The plantings, which are funded with grants from the National Arbor Foundation and Boise Paper, also involve several city agencies, including the Recreation and Parks Department and the L.A. Department of Water and Power.
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As always, this fun, sold-out event on June 5th, 2016 provided a chance to catch up with friends and neighbors on the patio, check out the music of Robert Berryman on the green, and chow down on a tasty buffet. Cool new CCSEP t-shirts were unveiled and offered to the public for the first time and the annual game of rate-your-favorite-raffle-prizes was played throughout the evening. Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell presented Sallie Neubauer with a commendation in recognition of her years of work defending the Park.
Text of the Commendation:
WHEREAS, Sallie Neubauer was introduced to grass roots activism by Grace Simons, co-founder of the Citizens Committee to Save Elysian Park, who led the fight to defeat the proposed location of the Convention Center in Elysian Park, and against numerous attacks on the integrity of Elysian Park; and
WHEREAS, Sallie Neubauer has faithfully attended meetings at Recreation and Parks and City Hall, Grace Simons being her mentor in navigating the convolutions of our city departments’ policies and actions; and
WHEREAS, Sallie Neubauer has occupied several offices in the Citizens Committee to Save Elysian Park with diligence; and
WHEREAS, Elysian Park would not be where it is today without Sallie Neubauer’s consistent effort and relentless advocacy for the Park;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that City Council of the City of Los Angeles commends Sallie Neubauer for her tireless support and advocacy throughout the decades for Elysian Park.
Craig Raines from Recreation and Parks presented the new plan for improvements in the Arboretum from Scott to Morton. For ADA accessibility, the decomposed granite pathway on the west side of Stadium Way will be extended to Scott, and a handicap curb cut will be installed on the northwest corner of Stadium Way (Morton) and Academy, along with a handicap parking space.
A new decorative concrete pathway will extend from the play structure to the restroom and Stadium Way on the west side of Stadium Way.
Midway along the path, a small excavation will be cut into the hill, held up by a small decorative wall, in order to intercept some of the runoff from the hill. It will be planted with Mexican Sycamores and Arbutus ‘Marina.’ Raines stated that Recreation and Parks was looking for more attractive picnic benches, rather than the current concrete ones.
You’ve all seen the purple pipe stacked up alongside Stadium Way. This represents the beginning of a new irrigation system in the park. The old system was falling apart and required constant maintenance. The new system will consume much less water and will utilize reclaimed water, taking its supplies from the new DWP recycled water line that will be built throughout the park and connect to a new tank above Bishop’s Canyon.
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On December 10, 2016 the Echo Park Community Parade made its way down Sunset Blvd. This year, for the first time, CCSEP was a “Bronze Sponsor” and had a “float” in the parade, spearheaded by Phillip Murphy, our new president of the CCSEP Foundation. Marion Siu was our float queen.
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