Weddington Golf and Tennis is a rare piece of open space in one of the densest parts of our city. Our mission is to preserve this land as recreational open space with
permanent public access.
Purpose of our Organization:
Save LA River Open Space (SLAROS) is dedicated to preserving the last significant Los Angeles river-fronting open space in the San Fernando Valley as recreational open space, open to the public. Our all volunteer, nonprofit 501(c)3) corporation was formally established in 2004 as "Save Studio City Golf and Tennis" to oppose the development of the 16-acre Weddington Golf and Tennis property in Studio City. Our surveys indicate wide public support to keep the property as land that is not intensively developed as defined by the City of Los Angeles.
But now we face another imminent challenge.
Harvard-Westlake School purchased the Golf and Tennis site. Escrow closed on Dec 15, 2017 and it became the new owner. Two years later, Harvard-Westlake announced plans to develop the site for a $120 million Athletics Center primarily for student use with some public access as yet to be fully determined. SLAROS promotes the understanding and appreciation both within the government, the community, and ecological experts of the value of a public space that provides public recreational space and the benefits of nature within the urban setting.
We have many volunteers and supporters, but elements outside the scope, the skill, and time of our volunteers required for stewardship requires us to engage outside help. That is why fundraising is continuous to retain the necessary experts and legal professionals to help in this endeavor.
We appreciate our numerous supporters and contributors who have stayed with us through the years. Our work continues.