The sight and sound of a small creek and waterfall is refreshing on a hot day like today. It’s also surprising because, in the case of Elysian Park, there is no permanent creek or water fall – until a water line breaks. This morning a small geyser that would make Valley Councilman Greig Smith proud sprouted at the top of the hill near Park Drive on the western edge of the park, sending a small stream flowing down the hill, across a walking trail and then down a small cascade. It’s a relatively small flow but it has been strong and persistent enough to apparently topple a giant eucalyptus tree near the water fall.
A long line of city officials have pledged to eventually repair Elysian Park’s leaky water system. Until that happens, take a walk in the park and enjoy the sights and sounds of falling water.