"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.”
Free the Rowena Reservoir.
Reservoir For Residents!
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.
What happened with the opening of Rowena? I walk by it everyday and would love to actually go inside.
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 .... : )