Mount Washington Homeowners Alliance
Mount Washington Homeowners Alliance & Council District 1 are very happy to announce a celebration of Heidelberg Park's 10 year anniversary, this Saturday, October 12th, 2013.
The event, from noon to 2pm, will take place at the intersection of San Rafael and Moon Avenues in Mount Washington, overlooking the park.
Confirmed speakers: CD1 Chief of Staff Arturo Chavez, State Senator Kevin de Leon, Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy Board Member Jerome C. Daniel, Chief Deputy Director SMMC Rorie Skei, and Jeff Chapman, Debs Park Audubon.
Also in attendance: Mount Washington Girl Scouts and Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council.
The 19-acre tract of land, named Heidelberg Park, was described by Occidental College professor Dr. Jon Keeley and Dr. Ronald Quinn of CalPoly, Pomona as an important and rare, native “black walnut forest,”
Initially nominated for acquisition to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy in 1992, a decade would past before the tract's then owners, St. Mary’s Coptic Church
declared a willingness to sell the property to SMMC. State Proposition 40 funds were made available for the purchase, and the long-awaited dedication of the park took place on October 19, 2003.
As a result of the tenacity of community activists, such as Clare Marter Kenyon, and with the solid backing from our community to sustain Mount Washington's natural environment,
Heidelberg Park is one of several successful environmental parks we enjoy in Mount Washington.
One of the last remaining California black walnut forests in Southern California, Heidelberg Park's an ideal location for birdwatching and enjoying the panoramic view of the City and mountains beyond.
Heidelberg Park's 10 year anniversary celebration is sponsored by Council District 1 and Mount Washington Homeowners Alliance.