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Equestrian area in Aliso Canyon Park opens Saturday

March 16, 2013 | 10:18 am

Aliso Canyon Park
The first public equestrian area in the northwest San Fernando Valley opens Saturday morning at Aliso Canyon Park in Porter Ranch.

The park's 69 acres of open space were acquired by the city of Los Angeles in 2005. In 2010, the city obtained grant money to make improvements, including restrooms, picnic tables, lighting and landscaping.

Equestrian amenities include trailer parking, a staging area, cross ties and an automated horse waterer. For pedestrians, there are walking paths with trail markers. The environment remains mostly natural, including a creek and meadows with California native plant species.

An opening ceremony was scheduled for 10 a.m. and includes remarks from Councilman Mitchell Englander and other city officials as well as a dressage demonstration by Ride On Therapeutic Horsemanship.

The park is north of the 118 Freeway, off Rinaldi Street east of Reseda Boulevard.

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Photo credit: City of Los Angeles

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