City of LA's Mark Mariscal showing school children plans for South L.A.'s new wetlands park.
UPDATE: South LA wetlands opens one acre. [view]
On Thursday morning, students from Forty-Ninth Street School entered through the former MTA bus yards at Avalon and 54th, and marched pass by buildings old enough to once be used to maintain street cars. The field trip was to a back parking lot to join some older people about to break ground on a new 9-acre wetland park.
After 5 years of planning, 8 years of dreaming, and City Council's 2006 approval of $8.1 million in Proposition O General Bond, a total of $19 Million in place; building the second natural park in South Los Angeles can begin.