Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Full Lake Hollywood Reservoir Walking Trail Now Re-Opened

Photo by sam_frank via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr
Heavily damaged by powerful rainstorms back in 2005, the final segment of the walking trail at the Lake Hollywood Reservoir has been re-opened today, which means the full path is now open for the first time in over seven years.
Those 2005 rainstorms brought a record 35 inches of rainfall in the area, and ensuing landslides caused extensive damage to both LADWP and private property at the Reservoir site.
The damage left the trail unusable, until the eastern portion was re-opened after repairs in 2009. Today, the western portion is now open, too, so visitors, joggers, and meanderers can be off and running (or strolling) around the path in its entirety. The walking trail is open every day beginning at 6:30 a.m. and closing between 5 and 7:30 p.m., depending on the season, adds City News Service.
"The story of Los Angeles is the story of water. Lake Hollywood Reservoir, which is nearly 90 years old, is a local landmark," LaBonge said ahead of today's ceremony. "I am excited to re-open this amenity, which will encourage outdoor fitness and public health."
Agreed! And here's our tip: Combine your Reservoir walk with the hidden staircases of Hollywoodland. Read the plan and look at the photos. Happy trails to you.
Contact the author of this article or email tips@laist.com with further questions, comments or tips.

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