San Gabriel Canyon Forest Gateway


San Gabriel Canyon Gateway Center BioSwale

San Gabriel Canyon Gateway Center BioSwale

San Gabriel Canyon Gateway plantings

San Gabriel Canyon Gateway plantings

 

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1960 N. San Gabriel Avenue, Azusa, CA 91702

San Gabriel Canyon Forest Gateway – San Gabriel Pl Hwy 39 about 2 miles north of the 210 Fwy
Hours of Operation: Friday – 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Voice (626) 969-1012

DATE/COST: 2008 / $300K
The San Gabriel Canyon Forest Gateway is a 2.5 – acre pocket park and interpretive center in Azusa that provides a unique interface between urban and Angeles National Forest environments marking the entrance to the National Forest.

Community Involvement

The San Gabriel Canyon Forest Gateway park like the other parks developed by AMIGOS brings volunteers, government agencies, foundations and corporations together—anyone and everyone who has an interest in supporting the Emerald Necklace of East Los Angeles County and greening Greater L.A. We work to ensure that people come together not to compete but to collaborate and discover synergies—building consensus, employing best practices, and working to increase the availability of natural and recreational resources for everyone.

The beautiful attributes of the San Gabriel Canyon Forest Gateway were created from the natural elements of the surrounding area. Amigos de los Rios uses native plants and trees for all their projects, this park has a beautiful rock wall enclosure built from the rocks that were on the site.

Project Team: Amigos de los Rios with VCA Engineering
and Office of Sustainable Architecture

Park Funding:  Proposition A – Supervisor Gloria Molina
San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy

San Gabriel Canyon Design Elements:

Habitat-Plant Palette

San Gabriel Canyon Gateway Design Plan

The Emerald Necklace Map

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.