Inell Woods Park Open House Event
Come learn more about the future Inell Woods Park. We’re co-hosting an Open House there with the City of Los Angeles on Saturday, October 16 at 11 am to 1 pm. You are invited (see flyer below for details)!
Heal the Bay is committed to improving water quality in Los Angeles County’s watersheds through the creation of more green space. In addition to providing recreation areas and wildlife habitat, green spaces can function as essential multi-benefit stormwater solutions too. They improve local water quality, increase water reuse and supply, reduce carbon, and mitigate heat island effect.
This is why we are so excited to tell you about Inell Woods Park, Heal the Bay’s innovative stormwater park project near the intersection of McKinley Avenue and E 87th Place in South LA. Our work to build the park is being done in collaboration with LA City Councilmember Curren Price, North East Trees, California State Parks, and many local community members.
Inell Woods Park is a good example of how the Safe Clean Water Program aims to increase local water supply, improve water quality, and protect public health by focusing efforts on multi-benefit projects in communities that have been identified as severely disadvantaged with regards to access to green space and other socioeconomic factors. Multi-benefit projects are the most efficient and effective use of our taxpayer dollars because they are cost-conscious solutions that serve both community and environmental needs.
Inell Woods Park Stormwater Benefits
- The park captures water from surrounding streets when it rains
- The EPIC treatment system filters stormwater and reuses it for irrigation at the park
- 100% irrigation efficiency with zero waste
- 60%-80% reduction in water use compared to sprinklers or drip systems
- Prevents any water loss to the ground table or adjoining native soils
- Treats, stores, and reuses 16,000 gallons
Inell Woods Park Green Space Features
- Walking track
- Tot lot
- Native plant gardens
- Exercise equipment
- Sitting areas