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Descanso Gardens reopens; other parks, Arboretum remain closed

December 5, 2011 |  9:38 am

Descanso Gardens

Descanso Gardens in La Cañada-Flintridge has reopened after closing due to wind damage, but two county parks remained closed.

High winds wreaked havoc on Los Angeles County's parks last week, leaving some still littered with fallen trees Monday.

Descanso Gardens will be open with limited hours and access at least through Tuesday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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The park's Camellia Forest, Oak Forest, California Native Garden, Promenade and Center Circle are all open, but the the Rose Garden, Boddy House and Sturt Haaga Gallery remain closed, according to the county parks department. There is no train or tram service at the park and streams and waterfalls are not operational. 

Arcadia County Park and the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden in Arcadia remained closed while county crews tried to tackle the damage to trees, plants and structures. Workers planned to focus on the extensive cleanup task at the arboretum on Monday.

Santa Anita Golf Course next door to Arcadia County Park has reopened.

In Los Angeles, Griffith Park has also reopened after being closed Thursday due to fears of fire danger from downed trees and power lines.

The Santa Ana wind onslaught severely damaged L.A.'s network of more than 400 parks, knocking down and seriously damaging hundreds of trees.


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Photo: Descanso Gardens in La Cañada-Flintridge in 2009. Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times