By City News Service
Los Angeles city officials held a dedication ceremony Thursday to mark a series of improvements to Wattles Gardens Park in the Hollywood Hills.
The project entailed improvements to erosion and draining systems, along with the installation and repair or replacement of existing irrigation, including retention tanks, an infiltration system to channel runoff into the subsoil, a seating wall and a catch basin.
Planting of new trees, shrubs, ground covers and vines in the hillside area, as well as restoration of turf and the laying of new sod were also completed, according to Councilman Tom LaBonge, whose district includes Wattles Gardens Park.
Wattles Gardens Park is a 47.58-acre park featuring the Wattles Mansion and Gardens, a Los Angeles historic cultural monument, a community garden and open lawn areas.
All restoration work was done in accordance with the Secretary of Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, LaBonge said.