Revamped Tujunga Wash Opens in Valley Glen

A 3,000-foot stretch of the wash is lined with walking paths and native plants.

An environmentally restored section of the Tujunga Wash in Valley Glen featuring new walking paths and an array of native plants opened to the public last Wednesday.

The improvements stretch 3,000 feet of the wash from Vanowen Street to Sherman Way and is an extension of an earlier phase of the project, which opened in 2007 and runs from Oxnard Street to Vanowen.

The joint effort between Los Angeles County and the Army Corps of Engineers cost $7.1 million, according to a press release.

Both sides of the previously mentioned section of the Tujunga Wash are now lined with a dirt path that can be used for walking and biking.

Prior to the project, the Valley Glen portion of the wash was riddled with piles of dirt.

"I'm very happy because now I can actually walk my dog, I feel much safer now that it's more beautiful. Living here 12 years, it's been great for me to see the transformation," Valley Glen resident Loren Cross told ABC7.

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