Construction of the Silver Lake Meadow – six acres of parkland on the east side of the Silver Lake reservoirs – was supposed to have been completed two years ago. The city delayed the project – which was opposed by many Silver Lake residents who feared it would attract too much traffic, trash and outsiders – after state funds needed to design and construction the meadow were frozen. But those issues were resolved and construction is scheduled to get underway by next month and the work completed early next year, said Yusef Robb, a spokesman for Councilman Eric Garcetti.
Work will include grading, the installation of benches, pathways, irrigation systems and a four-foot high fence separating the park from the walking path that loops around the reservoirs, Yusef said via email. The park, which will be landscaped with native plants, is scheduled to be open from sunrise to sunset.