Opponents of the Harvard-Westlake River Park have a lot to say about the project. Unfortunately, much of it is inaccurate and some of it is intentionally misleading. Below are some of the falsehoods that are circulating in the community and on social media about the River Park project and our effort to set the record straight.
FICTION: The River Park plan calls for removal of most or all of the existing trees on the property.
FACT: When the River Park project is completed, there will be 150+ MORE trees onsite than there are today. Most of the existing old growth trees on the perimeter of the site will remain in order to preserve the look and feel of the property. And the environmentally appropriate trees that Harvard-Westlake plants will increase the biodiversity of the site, offer greater shade canopy, consume less water, and sequester carbon more efficiently.