A greener Los Feliz Golf Course reopens

07/14/2014 3:32 pm0 commentsViews: 46

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – An automated recycled water system installed at the
Los Feliz Golf Course near Griffith Park will save up to 5.5 million gallons of
drinking water a year, city officials said today.
The water saved would be enough to fill eight Olympic-sized swimming
pools or “enough drinking water for about 170 L.A. residents to use for an
entire year,” Jim McDaniel, senior assistant general manager of Water Systems
for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, said during a grand re-
opening ceremony at the nine-hole golf course at 3207 Los Feliz Blvd.
The city’s Department of Recreation and Parks is the biggest user of
water in the city, with more than 16,000 acres of land, more than 430 parks and
14 golf courses.
“We need to be concerned about water all the time,”

Tregnan Golf Academy members on reopening day at Los Feliz Golf Course. Photo by Gary McCarthy

Tregnan Golf Academy members on reopening day at Los Feliz Golf Course.
Photo by Gary McCarthy

, the
department’s general manager, said.
Los Angeles Councilman Tom LaBonge praised the water-recycling project.
“The Department of Water and Power gets punched around a little, but
…  they go right to heaven on this one here,” LaBonge said.
Other improvements in the months-long renovation project include
upgrades to the concrete around the cafe and parking lot, better course
drainage, turf upgrades and tree trimming. The updates were funded by the
Recreation and Parks Golf Division’s capital improvement fund.
There are also plans for the installation of a restroom at the rear of
the course.
The Los Feliz Golf Course is a walking-only course, with no drive carts.
Around 40,000 rounds of golf are played on the course every year.

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