This is the first park of its kind along the Tujunga Wash flood control channel. The one mile segment of the once-natural Tujunga Wash includes walking paths, beautiful native landscaping, comfortable benches, interpretive displays, a meandering stream, views of the Santa Monica Mountains, and a shaded picnic area.
In addition, this innovative project provides a natural solution for cleaning water that will eventually flow into the ocean while, at the same time, adding to the region's water supply. A gravity-fed pipe takes urban runoff from the flood control channel and creates a new stream with some of the natural characteristics of the once free-flowing Tujunga Wash. Native plants in the streambed help clean the water, and establish habitat for animals such as birds, frogs, and lizards. During a year with average rainfall, as much as 325,000 gallons of water will flow through the naturalized streambed and will produce enough groundwater recharge to provide 760 families of four with drinking water for an entire year.
This recreational and ecological amenity can be replicated in neighborhoods throughout the 500 miles of open flood control channels in the County of Los Angeles.
Near 13069 Victory Blvd.
Park is located on the east and west sides of the Tujunga Wash between Vanowen Ave. and Oxnard Bl. Park entrances are at Vanowen Ave. and Fulton Ave., Victory Bl. and Ethel Ave., and Oxnard Bl. and Coldwater Canyon Ave. Shaded picnic tables are provided in the grassy area near the northwest corner of Oxnard Bl. and Coldwater Canyon Ave.