Rains delay Silver Lake meadow completion

The  Silver Lake meadow, about two acres of new parkland  adjacent to the Silver Lake reservoirs, was expected to be completed in time for the holidays. But, as anyone who has walked by the park site in recent weeks knows, the meadow looks more like muddy marshland thanks to heavy rains.  A spokeswoman for the Department of Public Works said that crews are ready to resume working on the meadow, located between the Silver Lake Reservoir  and West Silver Lake Boulevard, when skies clear and the water finishes draining. But she did not know when the meadow would be ready.  However, she noted that part of the project also includes the building of a drainage system that could help prevent future flooding of the meadow area.


  1. Drainage to prevent future flooding of the meadow area? Does anyone even know what a meadow is anymore. Every meadow I have ever been in typically floods whether through rainfall or snowmelt.

  2. What a MESS……………
    Thank you Eric G. –

  3. Look at the wonderful reflections that this reflecting pond useage provides! Why not devote most of this area to this use; save water to irrigate vast lawns; save mowing labor and costs, AND
    restrore some of the reflectivity that East Side property owners lost in the 50s when the East Bay was filled in!

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