LOS FELIZ—The Los Feliz Golf Course located at 3207 Los Feliz Blvd. re-opened on July 14 after being partially closed for months.
One of the major additions to the course is the newly recycled water system that has been installed at the 15 acres facility. According to a press release from the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, the facility is expected to save 5.5 million gallons of domestic drinking water per year.
Tom LaBonge, Councilmember of the Fourth District of Los Angeles was one of the attendees at the event. LaBonge tweeted afterward, â€œIf you’re looking for a quick 9-Hole 3-Par, come check out the Los Feliz Golf Course that just re-opened!â€ The council member via his twitter account also emphasized the importance of conserving water.
The Department of Recreation and Parks and Los Angeles Department of Water and Power have worked together to follow and implement the city water conservation plan. The project was completed by the Recreation and parks staff with labor and the materials funded by the LADWP.
Improvements to the course included upgrades to the concrete around the cafÃ© and parking lot, a better course drainage, and extensive tree trimming. The additional improvements were funded by the Recreation and Parks Golf Divisionâ€™s capital improvement fund. The improvements included upgrades for the future installation of the restroom facility at the rear of the course.
The Department of Recreation and Parks and LADWP have signed a five-year agreement to maximize water efficiency in the in the landscape. The golf course was opened in 1947 as driving range and later became a 3-par. The course became instant attraction by tourists and celebrities after being featured in the movie â€œSwingers.â€ The Los Feliz Golf Course is adjacent to Griffith Park and is a walking only golf course with no drive carts. The golf course averages about 40,000 rounds per year.