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Pasadena In Focus
July - August 2011

Pure Nature in Our Own Back Yard

While Pasadena’s Civic Center is a manmade wonder, credit for the Arroyo Seco belongs squarely with Mother Nature. With great community support, the city is investing time and effort in preserving this lush natural playground while
welcoming visitors and reminding everyone how lucky we are to be near such a special place.
You’ll get the idea with “Pasadena’s Arroyo Seco: A Park for All People” at www.cityofpasadena.net/
arroyofilms. Watch each of two installments to learn about the arroyo’s unique history, culture, flora, fauna and recreational opportunities.
Then browse the newly updated website www.cityofpasadena.net/ arroyoseco to find comprehensive info on arroyo trails, ancient landmarks, its complex ecosystem and legacy as a magnet for artists, scientists and nature lovers.
You’ll also find long-term plans for protecting this vital resource.
Inspired to visit? Watch for new signage at key points, including the Hahamongna lower parking lot, the main entrance at Brookside Park and the Lower Arroyo parking lot. Trail maps give the distance between key points so you can plan a stroll.
The improvements, along with a new Arroyo Seco trails guide, were funded by a grant from the California Department of Parks and Recreation Habitat Conservation Fund.
For more information visit the website or call 744-4321.