New Wetlands Park at Slauson/Avalon

After 4 years of planning and coordinating 7 different funding sources, Jan Perry, City Council Member (CD 9), celebrated the ground-breaking ceremony for the new wetlands park that is located at a historic MTA site at Slauson and Avalon.  She was joined by students from 49th Street School and other city and community agencies who helped make creating the park possible.  One of the buildings will be preserved as a museum as it is one of the first poured concrete buildings in the area that still has a functioning freight elevator that is powered by water.  The building will showcase the history of public transportation in the area.  

The park is located across the street from another new LAUSD high school set to open in a few years.  
All of these wonderful seeds being planted in the area need to be cultivated to bear fruit!

View of the park from 54th Street, the north boundary of the site

For more, read the story at the LA Watts Times:

The Building on the right will remain while everything else will be demolished and transformed to a 9 acre wetland park.

Looking north across 54th Street from the Wetlands site to the construction site for the new high school