A dirt lot that sat barren for 42 years is now a community pocket park, thanks to a collaborative effort spearheaded by the Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy.
Nestled in a residential neighborhood at the intersection of Marengo Avenue and Woodbury Road in Altadena, Old Marengo Park is a community beautification project that demonstrates water-wise gardening techniques. Completed in 2008, the park features native plants and low-water plants, as well as a system that collects and percolates rainwater to replenish the aquifer.
In 2011, Altadena Heritage designated the park an Altadena Heritage Area. AFC and Altadena Heritage partner to maintain the park and invite surrounding residents to join in its stewardship. If you would like to get involved contact AFC Land & Program Administrator, Tim Martinez: [email protected].