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Silver Lake pathway opens to (young) cheers

December 22, 2008 | 11:58 am

The latest phase of the long-debated Silver Lake pathway opened this weekend. Curbed L.A. was there (in a sign of the times) it was not just hipsters who showed up. There were ... children:

One thing we hadn't anticipated on seeing: Kids! All sorts: Babies, kids, tweens. You never usually see children on this side of the reservoir because the old path's proximity to the road makes the area too dangerous. But lots of kids, as well as dogs, came out on Saturday -- they were running around, rolling around, loving themselves some brand new path. As previously discussed, some of the improvements around the reservoir, including the pathway and the forthcoming opening of the meadow, have divided the community, with some residents fearing the reservoir area will become overrun with visitors. But we have to guess that these family-friendly amenities will raise property values.

-- Shelby Grad