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Someday, Maybe: River Park Visioned for Studio City

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LA Creek Freek blogger Joe Linton leads us to a nice river vision in Studio City called the L.A. River Natural Park, which would go between Whitsett Avenue and Coldwater Canyon. Described as "a forward-thinking concept design for the last remaining unprotected open space along 22 miles of the L.A. River in the San Fernando Valley," the project could include walking and bicycle paths, a native habitat, a play area and tennis courts, which already exist as part of the former recreational space, now threatened by condo development.

If it would come to fruition, it would fill in the missing link of two developed parts of the river. To the west between Coldwater Canyon and Fulton Avenue is the Richard Lilliard Outdoor Classroom where a nonprofit cares for the the walking paths on each side of the river. To the east between Whitsett Ave. and Laurel Canyon is a cemented path that makes up the Studio City Greenway. Continuing to Radford by CBS Studios is the Valleyheart Greenway.