This ¼ acre park located in the heart of Southeast Hollywood addresses not only the need for open green space in this densely populated community, but also provides opportunities for showcasing several environmentally sustainable elements used in the design and construction. A 180 foot bio-filteration vegetated swale constructed through the park provides a system to capture and filter urban runoff from a 5.8 acre drainage area that previously flowed untreated directly into a storm drain to the Pacific Ocean.
Sustainable elements such as recycled broken concrete, permeable surfaces, river rocks and boulders, and low water using indigenous plants help filter water-borne pollution and allow rain water to infiltrate into the ground. Water conserving low flow drip irrigation supports the vegetation during seasonal dry months.
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184 S. Bimini Place, Los Angeles, CA 90004