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City Council has approved  an additional $200,000 in funding for the feasibility study, and hiring !melk Urban Design and Landscape Architects to conduct the study. The scope of the study was expanded to include additional environmental and branding aspects.

 The Arroyo Verdugo  is the region’s main tributary to the Los Angeles River. It carries water from portions of the San Gabriel Mountains, the Verdugo Mountains and San Rafael Hills to join the LA River at Griffith Park. It was channelized as the Verdugo Wash over 50 years ago to protect the area from historic flooding.

 Our vision  is to transform the Arroyo Verdugo in to a public space that connects a series of parks with the existing Glendale Narrows Riverwalk. The transformation will include the reintroduction of native plant species, water recapture, pedestrian and bicycle trail development providing benefits such as transit connectivity, economic, health, education and recreation. The Arroyo runs through or is adjacent to five public parks, and is within one mile of nine public schools and at least seven private schools.

One continous public space for all of Glendale
consided in three distinct sections

One continuous public space for all of Glendale

considered in three distinct sections

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DT Glendale/Griffith Park

From confluence with the LA River (where much needed access is provided to Glendale Riverwalk, Griffith Park and LA River Path) to Glendale Community College and Civic Auditorium. This section runs among primarily commercial portions of Glendale creating economic and business opportunities which providing additional open space for an increasingly congested area.

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GCC/Verdugo Park

From GCC and Civic Auditorium to Verdugo Wash Debris Basin Dam (north of Oakmont Country Club. This section runs primarily through residential areas and would provide a safe alternative for pedestrians and cyclists to travel through Verdugo Canyon separate from motor vehicles, and provide access to Verdugo Woodlands Elementary School, Verdugo Park and Glorietta Park.

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Crescenta Valley Park/ Montrose

From Verdugo Wash Debris Basin Dam to Crescenta Valley Park. This section runs primarily through residential areas and would provide a safe alternative for pedestrians and cyclists to access Montrose Shopping Park, CV Park and the Verdugo Mountains Open Space Preserve.

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 OUR OBJECTIVE   is to support Glendale City Council as they conduct the feasibility study which will determine possible alignments and access, engineering, and cost estimates. An important part of the study will include robust community outreach. You are encouraged to participate in future meetings so that the final study is informed by your input and ensures the Arroyo Verdugo Greenway can benefit while addressing any impact to adjacent residents and property owners.

 FUNDING for the feasibility study has been formally approved by the City of Glendale’s 2020-21 budget. $250,000 was specifically allocated to conduct a feasibility study of creating an Arroyo Verdugo Greenway.

Arroyo Verdugo Trail Committee members live and work within the Arroyo Verdugo Region. Our effort is to promote a new vision for the Arroyo Verdugo.

Partners include:

We continue our outreach to homeowner associations, neighborhood groups and community organizers.

Supporters include:

Congressman Adam Schiff Honorary Anthony J. Portantino / State Senator, 25th District Oakmont / Deer Canyon HOA MVSNA Montrose Verdugo City / Sparr Heights Neighborhood Association Verdugo Woodlands HOA V.O.I.C.E Volunteers Organized in Conserving The Environment Supervisor Kathryn Barger Glendale Community College North West Glendale Homeowners Association GCC Associated Student Body Glendale Beautiful Glendale Parks and Open Space Foundation Sierra Club Crescenta Valley Town Council Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy Mountains Recreation Conservation Authority Crescenta Valley Community Association Arroyos and Foothills Conservancy LA River Revitalization Corporation Councilmember Mitch O Farrell, 13th District Friends of the Los Angeles River The Trust for Public Land Assemblymember Laura Friedman, 43rd District CA State Senator Anthony Portantino, 25th District Glendale Environment Coalition
Many ways you can participate in the feasibility engagement process
Email your City Council Member
Each city council member represents all of Glendale. Click here to get a list of council member names and their email addresses to write a letter of support for the Arroyo Verdugo environmental impact study.
Attend a City Council Meeting
This opportunity will come before the Glendale City Council at a future meeting. Your Attendance will be crucial to show the Council its importance to our community! We will inform you when the meeting is scheduled to occur.
Volunteer
There are many ways to help out. Simply fill out the form below and we’ll update you with opportunities to volunteer.

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Arroyo Verdugo Trail Committee members live and work within the Arroyo Verdugo Region. Our effort is to promote a new vision for the Arroyo Verdugo.

Partners include:

We continue our outreach to homeowner associations, neighborhood groups and community organizers.

Supporters include:


Congressman Adam Schiff


Honorary Anthony J. Portantino
State Senator, 25th District


Oakmont / Deer Canyon HOA


MVSNA
Montrose Verdugo City / Sparr Heights Neighborhood Association


Verdugo Woodlands HOA


V.O.I.C.E
Volunteers Organized in Conserving The Environment


Supervisor Kathryn Barger


Glendale Community College


North West Glendale Homeowners Association


GCC Associated Student Body


Glendale Beautiful


Glendale Parks and Open Space Foundation


Sierra Club, Crescenta Valley Chapter


Crescenta Valley Town Council


Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy


Mountains Recreation Conservation Authority


Crescenta Valley Community Association


Arroyos and Foothills Conservancy


LA River Revitalization Corporation


Councilmember Mitch O Farrell, 13th District


Friends of the Los Angeles River


The Trust for Public Land


Assemblymember Laura Friedman, 43rd District


CA State Senator Anthony Portantino, 25th District


Glendale Environment Coalition
Many ways you can participate in the feasibility engagement process
Email your City Council Member
Each city council member represents all of Glendale. Click here to get a list of council member names and their email addresses to write a letter of support for the Arroyo Verdugo environmental impact study.
Attend a City Council Meeting
This opportunity will come before the Glendale City Council at a future meeting. Your Attendance will be crucial to show the Council its importance to our community! We will inform you when the meeting is scheduled to occur.
Volunteer
There are many ways to help out. Simply fill out the form and we’ll update you with opportunities to volunteer.

Projects Near / Adjacent to the Verdugo Wash

Projects Near/Adjacent to the Verdugo Wash

 Glendale-LA River Walk Bridge North   is a 310 foot-long bicycle and pedestrian bridge to connect with Los Angeles River Bike Path adjacent to Zoo Drive near the Ferraro Soccer Fields over to Flower Street and Pelcanconi Avenue at the City of Glendale Narrows Riverwalk class 1 bike path for $3.6 million funded by Metro Call for Projects 2015. More information can be found on the City of Glendale’s resource page: 
Glendale Narrows Riverwalk, Phase III

 Riverwalk Path Bridge  Both cities identified this proposed bridge as part of their overall master plan for trails and the Los Angeles River, providing a great benefit to their constituents with the inclusion of this bridge across the Verdugo Wash. It provides connectivity between the Glendale Narrows Riverwalk project north of the Verdugo Wash and a future path along the east side of the L.A. River adjacent to the North Atwater Village community and integrating into the proposed Los Angeles River revitalization project.

 

 Northerly Point of Access Bridge  is the proposed grade separation to connect West San Fernando Road to Fairmont Avenue. This bridge is referred to as the Northerly Point of Access for the North Atwater Village community. Fairmont Avenue does not have any bicycle facilities on it, and pedestrians are prohibited between Flower Street and the SR-134 ramps. Due to the lack of facilities to support active transportation on Fairmont Avenue, the inclusion of these facilities on the Northerly Point of Access Bridge was excluded.

 

 River Access Bridge Over the life of this project, Metro and the Project Team have received numerous questions or comments during outreach or City Commission meetings. The main obstacle was how a pedestrian who can cross the rail corridor today at Doran Street today would be able to do so when the project is built when the Doran Street crossing is closed. Without the River Access Bridge, a pedestrian would have to walk north to the Flower Street crossing or south to the new Salem/Sperry overpass. Both paths add more than an additional mile of travel which is excessive for pedestrian use. To address this, the River Access Bridge as proposed would pass over both San Fernando Road and the Metrolink tracks. Ramp structures would be located on either side, located within the Doran Street right-of-way on the west side of the tracks and within the existing right turn lane and SR-134 slope east of San Fernando Road. Coordination and permitting through Caltrans will be required for this ramp structure. Cities of LA and Glendale agreed that this bridge would also provide a significant improvement to provide direct access to the river and coupled other active transportation elements, would create greater opportunity for the community.

 Salem/Sperry Overpass  The proposed grade separation connects Salem and Sperry over the railroad right-of-way to allow better mobility. This vehicular bridge over the railroad corridor that will have a barrier separated Class I two-way bikeway and pedestrian path located just north of the Broadway/Brazil intersection.

 Upper Los Angeles River and Tributaries Chapter 341 of the Statutes of 2017, also known as Assembly Bill 466 (AB 466), established, within the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, the Upper Los Angeles River and Tributaries Working Group (ULART). The Working Group is charged with developing a revitalization plan for the Upper Los Angeles River, the tributaries of the Pacoima Wash, Tujunga Wash, and Verdugo Wash and any additional tributary waterway that the Working Group determines to be necessary. Read the full report at UpperLARiver.org

Presentation Resources

Presentation Resources

Unable to attend an outreach meeting? No problem—Download these presentantions from previous meetings.
Los Angeles River Path November 2018 Presentation
Arroyo Verdugo Trails Committee 2018 Presentation
City of Glendale board report approving the feasibility budget
City of Glendale Bicycle Transportation Plan