Five pods of wetlands were installed at Hollenbeck Park Lake earlier this month. Photo by Daisy Escorcia.

Five pods of wetlands were installed at Hollenbeck Park Lake earlier this month. Photo by Daisy Escorcia.

A $1 million cleanup and improvement effort is underway at Hollenbeck Park Lake, where five large floating wetlands were recently added to begin the process of self-cleaning.

District 14 Councilmember Jose Huizar allocated funds for the cleanup, which began earlier this month. Huizar says public parks like Hollenbeck are a big priority in neighborhoods like Boyle Heights because for many, it’s the only green space residents have access to.

“The lake is the centerpiece of the park—its maintenance is critical and I’m proud to provide funds for the floating wetlands and other improvements that will beautify and clean the lake and make our community’s experience that much better,” said Huizar.

The wetlands, installed by the Bureau of Sanitation, will house plants that will attract and help remove bacteria that cause poor water quality.

The next phase will include the installation of an aeration system that will help oxygenate the water and prevent stagnation.

Future improvements to the lake include sediment removal, repairing the lake edging and fixing the lining under the water.

One Response

  1. Zihan Wang

    Good afternoon,

    I’m Zihan Wang, I recently read this article, I noticed in this article it mentioned there were 5 pods of wetland installed at this lake will help treat the poor water quality.

    I would like to know, who was the contractor of installation of these five pods of wetland, and do you know who was the manufacturer that provide these five pods of wetland?

    Thank you for taking the time to consider my question!

    Kind regards,

    Zihan

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