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Zack Boone

42 neighbors want the Rowena Reservoir to be reopened in Los Feliz, Los Angeles.

The Rowena Reservoir (what looks like LA's version of the Garden of Eden as far as I'm concerned) has been closed for over a year now for maintenance, and in typical Los Angeles fashion, the date to reopen it has been overdue for many months.

What can we do and who can we talk to, especially considering the imminent 1.5 year draining of Silver Lake, so that this project can get expedited?

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DeKoven Ashley
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Michael Quirke
Kal Rubaye
Nirad Gupta
Aaron Paley
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Lucy Reynell
Bobby Peppey
Michelle Young
Neal Cornell
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Dan
Alan Joseph Williams
Peter Friedman
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3100 Rowena Ave.

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Dan

"DWP Chief Operating Officer Marty Adams, who has decades of experience overseeing the reservoir, was there for the 2001 makeover. He confirms that there are “some hazards” on the site, but he also doesn’t hesitate to agree that it could be turned into a real park.

“It has the potential,” he said, though he is quick to caution that the lake, the waterfalls and the greenery were designed for aesthetics, not public use. To open the area up would require study and retrofitting, mostly to protect and maintain the water supply below.

“DWP isn’t in the parks business,” Adams points out. “But we are open to opportunities to use our properties in different ways.”

www.latimes.com/opinion/livabl...

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Posted Aug 7, 2017
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Neal Cornell

Reservoir For Residents!

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Posted Sep 5, 2016
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Bobby Peppey

The Los Feliz Neighborhood Council has a new President, Luke Klipp. Zack Boone may want to reach out to Luke for some guidance if he wants to pursue having the little park opened to the public.
This is a City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power property.
The reservoir is now a large tank under the current pond, as federal regulations now stipulate that open reservoirs may no longer be used for drinking water.
What is now there is a relatively shallow pond.
It is gated.
There is no good reason why this community resource could not be opened during daylight hours.

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Posted Jul 24, 2016
Simon Bingham
Simon Bingham
Jul 24, 2016

We're all for it. Let us know how to help.

Posted by Simon Bingham on Jul 24, 2016
Peter Friedman
Peter Friedman
Feb 16, 2017

Sounds great. I can't wait to wander around in there.

Posted by Peter Friedman on Feb 16, 2017
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Kal Rubaye

What happened with the opening of Rowena? I walk by it everyday and would love to actually go inside.

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Posted Jun 3, 2013
Bobby Peppey
Bobby Peppey
Jul 18, 2016

A vast black cloud rose high one early morning from the evil witch of upper Silver Lake's dark tower smack in the middle of Nimbyland and the Scientologist Hill on the other side of Silver Lake. As it moved westward it sucked all the water out of the reservoir and then moved over Pill Hill.
It settled around the newly revamped park land around the Rowena Reservoir. When it rose a giant fence was in place to keep the local residents from being able to enjoy the lovely garden.

Posted by Bobby Peppey on Jul 18, 2016
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Lionel

The park being closed based on fear of the people going swimming in the reservoir is simply an insult to the people of the community. Central park in Manhattan has many basins and reservoirs and you don't see New Yorker 's bathing in them. Such a beautiful place should be open to the public. A decorative fense no higher than 3 feet should be build all around it. A Care taker or Garden Agent should be on duty and perhaps have part of the garden open to a neighborhood gardening program for the residents nearby.... Let 's get it done .... : )

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Posted Nov 23, 2012
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Alan Joseph Williams

Good question Zack, we will try and find some answers.

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Posted Oct 16, 2012
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