This morning, Tuesday January 26th, the City of Malibu hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the
completion of a multiple year long project to improve Las Flores Creek State Park.
The ceremony was held to celebrate the completion of phase two of the Las Flores Canyon Restoration and Park Project which added new restrooms and a bridge to the park. This project recently won the American Public Works Association’s 2015 Traffic, Mobility and Beautification Project of the Year Award.
The new bridge connects the park area on Las Flores Canyon Rd. to the parking lot on Rambla Pacifco St. which previously had separated by Las Flores Canyon Creek.
In an effort to reduce construction damage to the nearby environment, the bathroom structure and bridge were delivered to the site almost completely assembled while final adjustments were made after delivery.
Phase 1 of this project was completed back in 2008 which included removal of man-made obstruction in the creek, planting more than 45 native plants, installation of walking trails, picnic area, and a playground.
The City is pleased with this project and Mayor Laura Rosenthal says, “The addition of restrooms will make this beautiful neighborhood park much more user friendly for Malibu residents who can walk on the foot paths and bring their children to the playground.”
The project was funded by the California Natural Resources Agency, Wildlife Conservation Board, California Department of Water Resources, and the City.
Information from the City of Malibu’s website: http://www.malibucity.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=279