THE HISTORY OF WEDDINGTON
Originally a sheep ranch owned by Wilson C. Weddington.
Owned by his family from 1890s until 2017.
The Club house and Putting Green were designed by William M. Bray in 1955/1956
The golf course and driving range were the brainchild of actor and pro golfer, Joe Kirkwood Jr. (best known for his role as Joe Palooka). OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Save LA River Open Space (SLAROS) is established explicit mission to preserve the Weddington property as open space with permanent public access, and to protect it from unwanted development.
Weddington Golf and Tennis was purchased by Harvard-Westlake with plans to demolish it and build a sports complex, thus eliminating the few remaining recreational open spaces for the public for community use.
WE NEED TO STOP THE DEVELOPMENT AND PRESERVE OUR OPEN SPACE
This mega complex will add traffic, loud noise and bright lights at night for private school events.
Driving Range opens
The Golf Course opens
Dean Martin hits the first ball at the first tournament at Weddington in 1956
Operated by the McCallister family from 1957 through 2007, it was known as the Studio City Golf and Tennis Club• Known as Weddington Golf and Tennis Club since 2008
The McCallister family ran the club until 2007. George McCallister Jr. stayed on to manage the property until 2017 when he retired.
What will happen...
9 hole public golf course - Bull-dozed
Driving Range - Gone
16 Community Tennis Courts limited to 8 courts
200+ Mature Growth Trees - Cut down
IT'S UP TO YOU!
We need YOUR help
by emailing Councilmember Nithya Raman
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