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Glendale Narrows Riverwalk Set to Start Construction This Summer

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The Los Angeles River's Glendale Narrows, a rare unpaved bit, is set to start its revitalization, reports the Glendale News Press. The concept design for the Glendale Narrows Riverwalk was approved in 2006, but first the project had to clear budget hurdles and an easement dispute with DreamWorks. Phase I construction "will likely begin" in July, and include a half mile trail on the north bank of the river, along with "a small entry park that will serve as a staging area for hikers and bicyclists, a separate staging area for equestrians using local trails, another small park area for walking and picnicking, enhancement of wildlife habitat in the river channel, and educational and interpretive exhibits," according to the Glendale's website. The yet-to-be-funded Phases II and III could potentially include a bridge across the Verdugo Wash and one across the river from the Riverwalk to the Los Angeles Bike Path and Griffith Park.
· Riverwalk progressing [Glendale News Press]