Bicyclists along parkway

Vitalize SFV has completed a comprehensive needs assessment regarding the Pacoima Spreading Grounds and is advocating for enhancing and extending the Nature Parkway.

Flooded bus stopThey have identified concerns regarding regular dumping of dirt and the need for bus shelters, water fountains, tree canopy, pedestrian lighting, weed abatement, street sweeping, trash cans and more to better serve the community.

Through their efforts and partnering with the Mission Hills Neighborhood Council, we’ve completed multiple clean ups and plantings along the Nature Parkway on Devonshire east of Devonwood Park through the Pacoima Spreading Grounds and more events are planned on October 19 and November 9, 2019.

They report that they planned LA County Flood Control Project to increase the capacity of the spreading grounds and add a bike path and fence upgrade, including the bike path along the Pacoima Diversion Channel connecting Devonshire to Filmore St. has been delayed to Fall 2020.

Extended Parkway

They are proposing not only the enhancement of the Nature Parkway on Devonshire but the extension of it along Canterbury to the Tujunga Wash, for a 7 mile nature trail as part of the LA River Master Plan.

Check out their vision: Nature Parkway Enhancement Vision

You may join them in advocacy by signing their online petition:

Or contact them at