City officials are considering adding a bit of heft to dainty North Atwater Park and the nearby North Atwater Creek by annexing part of the adjacent Recreation and Parks Department Central Service Yard and turning it into green space, according to Eastsider LA. The maintenance and storage facility currently takes up 25 acres of riverside land north of North Atwater Park, on the LA River's east bank. Today, a city committee on park services is looking at Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell's proposal to take at least part of the service yard and open it up to the public. Councilmember Tom LaBonge once pushed an earlier attempt to green the yard, but Rec and Parks was resistant, saying it would cost to much to consolidate their operations in the yard. This area's already set to get an "iconic" bridge across the river into Griffith Park.
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