Eucalyptus Grove Path
LOCATION: Along West Silver Lake Drive
Some years ago, SLRC proposed adding a section of the West Silver Lake Drive path that would wind through the Eucalyptus Grove. However, nothing came of it until earlier this year when, during an early phase of the bypass construction, LADWP created a "spur" off the regular path that turned out to be an instant hit. Path users were able to walk under the 60+ foot trees and smell their fragrant oils, enjoy the shade from the overhanging branches, and get closer to Ivanhoe Reservoir than before while still maintaining a safe distance from the nesting Great Blue Herons.
As construction continued and West Silver Lake Drive was reopened to two-way traffic, the path through the Eucalyptus Grove was blocked off. The path is still there, simply waiting for the gates to be opened. There's no reason to continue to keep the Eucalyptus Grove Path off-limits once the bypass construction is complete. Wouldn't it be great to meander through the trees, instead of seeing them only from afar?