Silver Lake Pedestrian Path invites a walk around the Reservoir

Silver Lake Pedestrian Walking Path officially opened in Dec. 20Residents of Silver Lake can now safely stroll around the Silver Lake Reservoir.  After years of planning and construction, the last 2/3 of a mile of the Silver Lake walking path from Armstrong Avenue to the dog park officially opened on December 20.  Joggers, fitness walkers, people with dogs and mommies with strollers have all enjoyed walking around the reservoir.  Now they can do it without worrying about cars on Silver Lake Blvd.  The new crushed granite path completes the 2 mile circuit and makes for a much more pleasant way to get some fresh air and exercise. Fans of architecture can take a peek at the Nuetra Colony on their way around the reservoir. This collection of modernist architecture designed by Richard Neutra is located near the intersection of Earl Street and Silver Lake Blvd. VDL Research House in Silver LakeThe VDL Research house at 2300 Silverlake Blvd was Neutra's own home and was built using experimental materials. The original structure built in 1932 was rebuilt after being destroyed by fire in 1963. The property was left to Cal Poly Pomona to be preserved for public study and may be toured most Saturdays from 11-3 with admission going towards maintenance and repairs of the house. The reservoir land directly across from the house used to be part of the lake itself.  The odd shape of that southwest section of the reservoir was hard to keep fresh and as it was a source of drinking water at the time, the powers that be decided to fill it in and landscape it creating what is know today as "the meadow". So what would be even better for residents of Silver Lake than the cool mid-century houses and a brand new walking path? How about opening The Meadow to the public?  You bet- but you'll have to wait until the Spring or Summer for that.  After 60 + years of being off-limits, that should certainly be worth the wait! For more information on what's happening in the area, visit my Silver Lake facebook page.  For information on buying or selling property in  Silver Lake, Echo Park, Los Feliz, and surrounding areas, contact me directly at 213-215-4758 or check out Jenny Durling signature Jenny Durling Broker Associate L.A. Property Solutions 213-215-4758

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