Cyclists and pedestrians passing through Elysian Valley on the L.A. River Path have been able to get a sneak peek at what will become the neighborhood’s newest green space: Marsh Park. Scheduled to be completed this summer, the new three-acres of parkland will serve as an expansion of the adjacent Marsh Street Nature Park and the Marsh Street Skate Park. Together, the parks will virtually wrap around an industrial building and have access to the river path.
The $3.2 million project will include a “free play” meadow, walking paths, fitness stations, restrooms, outdoor classroom/gathering area, more than 40 parking spaces and a picnic shelter that could accommodate up to 20o people, according to information provided by the Mountains Recreation Conservation Authority, which is in charge of the park.
It “will be the nicest green space available to riders on the bike path including restrooms, shade structures, and picnic areas,” said Dash Stolarz, Director of Public Affairs for the agency. ” The parking lot will be a nice staging area for the bike path as well.”