wears a lot of hats in Studio City, but recently he has been wearing the hat as president of instead of as executive director of the Studio City Residents Association.
Dymond is continuing to rally support for the Los Angeles River Natural Park on the site of the in Studio City.
“This is a project that has been going on for nine years, and we someday intend to raise enough money to purchase the land to make the park,” Dymond explained to the Land Use Committee of the Studio City Neighborhood Council.
The committee unanimously endorsed the park idea and recommended that the full Neighborhood Council throw its support toward the project, but they had questions, too.
The land is still privately owned, but Dymond is involved in trying to raise money privately and with government grants to create a park that will also be used to help filter the water that goes down the Los Angeles River. It is the largest open green space left along the river, and an invaluable natural resource, he said.
“The city is under a federal mandate to clean up the river habitat and this could help do it,” Dymond said.
The plans are to keep the golf course clubhouse, the driving range and a dozen tennis courts. The Los Angeles Bike Path is planned for across the river, and most of the 16 acres would remain green natural park space.
Because Studio City is also a low elevation point of the Valley, it is an ideal place to capture and clean up the water through a filtration system and then put it back into the river.
More than $250,000 has been used just for studies for the project, but ultimately, Dymond said, “This will be the crown jewel of Studio City and the whole City of Los Angeles.”
Committee member Joann Deutch was concerned that the area would become a dog park, but Dymond said there are plans to make it a no-dog park.
For more information about the park go to: www.Savelariveropenspace.org