Grant Lets Water Flow at Old Marengo Park!

Altadena Heritage would like to gratefully acknowledge a grant of $1000 from the City of Pasadena to pay for water at Old Marengo Park, an Altadena Heritage Area (AHA) dedicated in 2012. Heritage partnered with Altadena Foothills Conservancy, now Arroyos and Foothills Conservancy, and the County of Los Angeles, in creating the pocket park at the southwest corner of Woodbury Road and Marengo Avenue in 2006. We have maintained it for several years.

The City of Pasadena helped out in the park’s building phase by installing a water hook-up to help establish native trees and plants there. The park, like many areas of Altadena, is served water by PWP. AFC had the water turned off over a year ago, however, and because of the very dry winter, trees and plants were suffering. PWP Director Phyllis Currie responded graciously and immediately with support when we sought help turning the water back on. We will continue to maintain the park and renew some of its plantings in the fall, and now we can deep water a couple times a year in drought years. We could sure use help. Please contact us at to get involved with this project that has brought beauty, shade, and habitat to a corner of Altadena most people do not realize is part of our community.