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New path to turn East L.A. cemetery into a fitness zone

Rendering of Calvary Cemetery Walking Path on Eastern Avenue | Courtesy L.A. County

Rendering of Calvary Cemetery Walking Path on Eastern Avenue | Courtesy L.A. County

EAST LOS ANGELES — Work is scheduled to begin next year on transforming the barren and narrow sidewalk around Calvary Cemetery into a two-mile long, shaded walking and jogging path.

The $3.6 million path, part of Metro’s Eastside Access Project of transit-related improvements, will feature wider sidewalks, trees and a soft, resilient surface that is easier on the legs and feet than concrete.  Construction of the path around the Catholic cemetery is expected to start next spring and take three months to complete, according to an announcement made last month by former County Supervisor Gloria Molina.

The new walking path around Calvary Cemetery is similar to one that already wraps around Evergreen Cemetery in neighboring Boyle Heights. Perhaps it’s time to start a Gravestone 10k?

Rendering from Metro

Calvary Cemetery Walking Path | Rendering from Metro



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4 comments

  1. maybe the cemetery will be a motivator to stay in shape

  2. It’s like the silver lake reservoir, only with dead people!

  3. The sidewalk around cemetery is already being used for this and has been 4 years

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