Elmer Avenue Phase II: Elmer Paseo

Elmer Landing photo


The Elmer Avenue Phase II: Elmer Paseo project converted a paved 20’ x 270’ alley into a pocket park. It was designed to reduce, capture, treat and infiltrate storm runoff from forty acres using an infiltration gallery under the street, bioswales along the public right-of-way, permeable pedestrian surfaces, rain gardens and native landscaping.



  • Intersection of Elmer Avenue and Cumpston Street in Council District 6



  • Los Angeles River


The City of Los Angeles and the Council for Watershed Health collaborated on this project.


Proposition O funded $829,000 of this project. The Council for Watershed Health