The Verdugo Wash Visioning Request for Proposals has been issued!

Check out the City of Glendale’s “Verdugo Wash Visioning” page with great information, including a link to the Request for Proposals for “qualified firms with project expertise to assist in developing a high level vision, including but not limited to, conceptual design, programming, and integration of the Verdugo Wash into the existing and anticipated land use framework as a linear park and spine of the City’s pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure.”

Also be sure to check out the very good Q&A section.


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.