The public was allowed to venture beyond the South Dam path and stroll around the rest of the Silver Lake Reservoir | Sandy Driscoll

The grand opening of a new path at the Silver Lake Reservoir made for a memorable day and one of our favorite stories of the year. This is from a story that was published on Feb. 12, 2018

SILVER LAKE — The opening of a new walking path across the South Dam of the Silver Lake Reservoir attracted a large crowd Saturday morning that took in the views and explored the reservoir grounds that are normally closed to the public.

After opening remarks by elected leaders — including Congressman Adam Schiff, Mayor Eric Garcetti and Councilman Mitch O’Farrell — and other officials, a stream of people and dogs made their way along the top of the dam between Silver Lake Boulevard and West Silver Lake Drive. Visitors were then allowed to roam around the Silver Lake and adjacent Ivanhoe Reservoir.

It was the first time many had been on the other side of the tall chain link fence that encircles the two reservoirs.

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