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Finished Lincoln Heights Park Can't Open Until It Has a Fence to Keep People Out

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Seen from the Gold Line on the way between the Lincoln Heights station and Chinatown, the Ed P. Reyes River Greenway seem to be a fully finished, totally empty park. Which it is. The park has been officially finished since the end of 2013, but is fated to remain an eerie ghost park until the city can afford to purchase and install a permanent fence around it, reports the Eastsider LA. A shame, because it's a nice park in what's otherwise a strictly industrial area; in addition to the regular greenery, a waterfall-type pond, and seating, it has eco-friendly features like an underground filtration system that will purify storm runoff and solar-powered fountain pumps and lights. But wait—why are we telling you what it looks like? Since the real fence hasn't been put up yet, you could actually just wiggle into the park and check it out for yourself. One look at the chainlink that's there now and it's apparent that's what plenty of other people have been doing.
· New Lincoln Heights park is ready but public remains fenced out [ELA]
· New Park and Stream Headed to Lincoln Heights [Curbed LA]