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 the 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.

THE VISION is to transform the Arroyo Verdugo into 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, and pedestrian and bicycle trail development providing benefits such as transit connectivity and economic, health, education, and recreation benefits. 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.

The City will hire a consultant to conduct the study. After developing a preliminary concept, the consultant will hold several community meetings to present the concept to the public and gather input that will inform the final study to be presented to City Council and staff.

We encourage our GEC community to participate in this process so all voices are heard!

Be on the lookout for info to attend the community meetings, to learn more and to express your ideas, questions, and concerns.

And, you can learn more NOW by visiting or exploring this slide presentation.