3141-3199 Lashbrook Ave., El Monte, CA 91733
Lashbrook Park, completed in 2006, is a $510K/ 1.8 acre site located on the Emerald Necklace along the east bank of the Rio Hondo Class A bike trail within Army Corps of Engineers jurisdiction.
Below Lashbrook Park under construction (2004-2005), the site had been a long neglected piece of land that Amigos de los Rios made their first project:
An existing bike path crossed through the site which was cleared of debris and regraded to create a vegetated bioswale that winds through the length of the site.
The plant palette is native to the watershed. All water is retained and infiltrated on site.
Plant signage and interpretive elements are in the Tongva Indian language.
Amenities include picnic areas, benches, wayfinding signage and a water fountain as an oasis for local community and regional trail users.
Specimen trees were donated by ValleyCrest Landscape Companies and additional materials and in kind services were provided by local businesses and community members.
Project Team: Amigos de los Rios, Bob Perry, The City of El Monte and the SGVCC, LACC and CCC
Park Funding: San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy, Proposition A Supervisor Gloria Molina
Lashbrook Park Design Elements:
To keep the parks and trails of the Emerald Necklace Park Network at their best and help out the municipalities overseeing the locations, Amigos de los Rios conducts weekly Park Restoration Events. This work is all lovingly done by volunteers. We welcome anyone that wants to help out their community, learn about nature and their environment, and get to know others with the same interests.