Frequently Asked Questions

The fences allow the plants to mature free from foot traffic and camping.

In years to come, a fence may not be needed. We hope that homelessness will greatly diminish, and, as nature takes over, the prickly Barberry Mahonia will provide a barrier to the neighbor’s backyards. 

This is neither the most attractive nor inobtrusive fence, but it was the least expensive. The Westwood Neighborhood Greenway volunteers would rather raise funds for educational amenities and access to the Greenway’s north section than for a replacement fence at this time. 

The Greenway-North will not open to the public until plants have matured more and security issues have been addressed.  Meanwhile, special access is being given to volunteers who are caring for the Greenway during these unique times. If you are you are looking for some outdoor time “away from it all,” we invite you to join us for some socially-distanced weeding. (Please email if you are interested.)

The Greenway-South is visible from the Expo bike/pedestrian path. 

Docent-led tours for individuals or groups are available by reservation. Please request a tour either by emailing or by phone to Cindy Hardin (310/301-0050). This is a chance to spend a morning in the great outdoors, learn about the history of the site, and what we can do now to help make our city a better place for animals and people. We hope to see you!

The Greenway – North will likely be opened from dawn to dusk, subject to suitable security arrangements.


The Greenway is not a park. It is under the jurisdiction of the Los Angeles Department of Sanitation and operates to clean dry weather runoff water from the Overland storm drain before it enters Ballona Creek and the ocean.

Yes, we love to have volunteers!  The Greenway is a great outdoor space for students, Scout troops, sports teams, and anyone of any age to do some weeding, pruning, or other plant maintenance.  Please email to arrange a group event, or see our Calendar for our Open/Weeding days twice a month.  There are many ways to support the Greenway!

Bring: Gardening gloves, your favorite weeding tool, drinking water, and sun protection.  Please wear closed toe shoes and clothes that can get dirty.