A New Vision for the Arroyo Verdugo

A New Vision for the Arroyo Verdugo

A Hidden Resource

9.4 Miles Long

Connects to Crescenta Valley Park

Connects to Griffith Park and the Los Angeles River Trail

5 Public Parks

16 Schools

Glendale Narrows Getting Two Bridges

Connection to the Los Angeles River

Including One to Griffith Park

Army Corp. Alternative 20 Vision
Glendale Narrows


Current Conditions

Existing Plans

Glendale Bicycle Master Plan approved 2012 – The Arroyo Verdugo ranked as a top project

LA County Bicycle Master Plan approved 2012

LA River Master Plan approved 2007

2013/2014 Army Corp. LA River Revitalization Alternative Analysis

Vision for the Future

What would the benefits, concerns and
opportunities be for local residents, the city
and interested stakeholders?

Cherry Creek Trail – Denver, CO







Storm Water Recapture

Water Infiltration

Habitat Restoration

CO2 Emissions Reduction

Heat Island Reduction

Habitat and wildlife passage

Potential Funding Sources

City Prop C or Measure M Local Return Funds

Measure M Subregional Grant Funds

SB 1 Cap and Trade Funds

Active Transportation Program Funds

Strategic Growth Council Grant Funds

American Trails Funding Program

SB1 Transportation Planning Grants

SCAQMD- Mobile Source Pollution Reduction Committee AB2766 Discretionary Fund Program

Caltrans Planning Grant Program

Local Examples

Arroyo Seco Bike Path (left) & Santa Ana River Trail (right)

City of Burbank
Channel Bikeway

Next Steps

We are requesting the City of Glendale authorize a feasibility study of the Verdugo Wash. The study should examine opportunities to provide nature-based and watershed management in alignment with community needs and feedback such as:

Safe public access

Open space, naturalization and habitat connectivity

Educational, cultural and arts opportunities



all consistent with the reduction and management of flood risks to communities.

Click Here to see the Petition Link


Oakmont/Deer Canyon HOA

Montrose/Verdugo City/Sparr Heights Neighborhood Association (MVSNA)

Verdugo Woodlands HOA

Northwest Glendale Homeowners Association

U.S. Congressman Adam Schiff

Supervisor Kathryn Barger

Assemblymember Laura Friedman

Senator Anthony Portantino

Glendale Community College

GCC Associated Student Body

Glendale Beautiful

Glendale Parks and Open Space Foundation

V.O.I.C.E. (Volunteers Organized In Conserving The Environment)

Sierra Club, Crescenta Valley Chapter

Crescenta Valley Town Council

North East Trees

Trust For Public Lands

Friends of the Los Angeles River

Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy

Mountains Recreation Conservation Authority

Crescenta Valley Community Association

Arroyos and Foothills Conservancy

LA River Revitalization Corporation

Glendale Environmental Coalition

Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, 13th District