By Dawn Cotterell
The Ivanhoe Pathway was officially opened to residents and visitors on Saturday, January 26, in a ceremony at the north end of the Silver Lake Reservoir Complex, home to both the Silver Lake and Ivanhoe Reservoirs. The recently completed, 1,000 foot-long pathway is made of decomposed granite with an access ramp at one end. The project was supported by employees from Water Engineering and Technical Services (WETS), Water Operations and Power Construction and Maintenance.
The ribbon cutting ceremony drew hundreds of community members and featured State Assemblymember Laura Friedman, L.A. Councilmember David Ryu of the 4th District, Board of Water and Power Commissioner and Vice-President Cynthia McClain-Hill, LADWP’s Chief Operating Officer Martin Adams and Sr. Assistant General Manager of the Water System Richard Harasick.
“While this complex still serves an important operational function for LADWP, we recognize it is also an integral part of the fabric of this community,” said Adams. “LADWP is proud to be able to work with our neighbors to enhance access to this iconic landmark for all to enjoy.”
Both walkways are a component of the Silver Lake Reservoir Complex Improvement Projects, a series of measures that are being implemented after feedback from local residents.