Completed in October 2006 the “Acresite Water Willow Gate”
project replaced a dilapidated chain-link access gate to the Los
Angeles River with a work of art. Located where Acresite St meets
the Los Angeles River the new 22ft long gate provides a
welcoming view with its artistic depiction of river flora and
FAV funded the gate through a grant from the City of Los Angeles
- Board of Public Works - Office of Community Beautification. The
Community Beautification Grant was created in 1998 in the City of
Los Angeles as a way for community members to shape their
neighborhoods. FAV has actively used Community Beautification
Grants to fund numerous community project; such as the “Revisit
the Red Car” mural.
FAV was fortunate to secure artist Brett Goldstone for the
“Acresite Water Willow Gate” project. Brett has previously built
two LA River access gates in Atwater Village: the “Great Heron
Gate” and the “Water with Rocks Gate”, both adjacent to the
Fletcher Drive Bridge.
- Brett Goldstone, the artist, for doing an outstanding job!
- L.A. Board of Public Works, for funding this project thru the
Community Beautification Grant.
- Acresite Residents and FAV Volunteers, for helping in the gate
installation and clean-up!