Community Engagement

Reimagining the SLRC as a space where natural and urban life meet is a process that requires ongoing community input and consideration. The Master Plan team has created numerous engagement opportunities to collect and incorporate community ideas and feedback.

The project team held a series of 5 Community Workshops. These community events allowed the team to present plan progress and solicit feedback at critical moments throughout the Master Plan Development. 

Throughout this process we have had unprecedented attendance and participation.

Thank you to everyone who has participated! 

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*VIRTUAL* COMMUNITY WORKSHOP 05
Video Launch on August 21, 2020 


Since we are unable to hold a large event due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we developed two videos to celebrate and present the Master Plan virtually. The videos describe the Master Plan process, showcase many of the key participants, and give an overview of the design created in partnership with the community of Silver Lake. See the two links below: 

In addition to these videos, the following summaries were provided to give participations additional information regarding the Master Plan Design and Park Sustainability Features. 

COMMUNITY WORKSHOP 04
January 23, 2020

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Friendship Auditorium 3201 Riverside Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027

On Thursday, January 23, we hosted our FOURTH community workshops designed to reimagine the reservoir complex and its surrounding site. We presented a preferred Master Plan design based on the input YOU provided at community meetings and through the more than 4,400 responses to the online questionnaires. Nearly 300 attendees were given a presentation on the project, then assembled into breakout groups to discuss the preferred Master Plan design with project team members and provide written input on interactive maps and questionnaire.

Community Workshop #4

COMMUNITY WORKSHOP 03
November 2, 2019

1:00 - 3:30 p.m. - John Marshall High School Gym 3939 Tracy St, Los Angeles, CA 90027

On November 2, we hosted our THIRD community workshop designed to reimagine the reservoir complex and its surrounding site. Over 400 participants were given an introduction and concept alternativespresentation before interacting with the project team to provide feedback on the design alternatives that incorporated the input YOU provided, at community meetings, the reservoir tour and through the first questionnaire!

SLRCMP - CW3

COMMUNITY WORKSHOP 02
August 24, 2019

8:00 - 11:00 a.m. - Silver Lake Meadow 2300 Silver Lake Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039

On August 24th, we opened the reservoirs to you to learn more about your top priorities for this exciting project! Over approximately 600 participants got the opportunity to walk the entire rim of the reservoirs and stop at different stations to learn more about the project and define their priorities.  Community Workshop 02 focused on visioning – imagining what the reservoir complex could be and what people would want to do and see in the future – to assist the design team in developing conceptual design alternatives for the Master Plan. Each participant was asked to fill out a questionnaire on site.

Station boards are available below.  These relate to activities and amenities listed in the questionnaire.

SLRCMP - CW2

COMMUNITY WORKSHOP 01
June 27, 2019

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Friendship Auditorium 3201 Riverside Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Over 230 members from the public participated in the first community workshop on Thursday, June 27 to learn more about the project and provide feedback on their thoughts on the opportunities and challenges of the Silver Lake Reservoir Complex Master Plan. Attendees were given a brief presentation on the project, then assembled into breakout groups to discuss with project team members and provide written input on interactive maps.

SLRCMP - CW1

PUBLIC PRESENTATION BY POTENTIAL CONSULTING TEAMS
December 4, 2018

6:00 – 7:30 p.m. - Friendship Auditorium 3201 Riverside Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Given the high level of interest, we have asked select potential consultant teams, who are proposing to work with us on the Plan, to present their teams and their qualifications to the community. Attendees will have a chance to ask questions of the proposers and share their Plan priorities.

DISCUSSION OF CONSULTANT HIRING PROCESS - Community Open House
May 1, 2018

6:30 to 8:00 p.m. - Friendship Auditorium 3201 Riverside Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027