Harvard-Westlake understands that the tranquility, open space, and recreational opportunities provided by the Weddington Golf & Tennis property are treasured by many community members.

In planning the Harvard-Westlake River Park Campus, we’ve been guided by certain design principles and commitments. Above all else, the goal is to maintain open space that can shared by the school and the community and ensure that it remains so for generations to come. This River Park must bring mutual benefits for the school and our neighbors, and the following principles and commitments do just that—shaping the plans for the Harvard-Westlake River Park and governing its future operations.



  • Offer public access to the River Park, its open spaces and its recreational facilities.
  • Provide all parking on-site, using mostly underground spaces and some surface-level parking.
  • Demonstrate responsible stewardship of natural resources.
  • Invest in infrastructure to capture, clean, and reuse stormwater.
  • Provide 24/7 security to ensure a safe environment.
  • Mitigate noise, light, and traffic impacts.
  • Maintain and improve aesthetics, safety, and usability of the site perimeter.
  • Limit building height to what current zoning allows (30 feet).
  • Connect public facilities to the LA River Greenway.
  • Maintain the Zev Yaroslavsky Greenway trail.
  • Prohibit football games on site.
  • Forbid use of field lights after 8 p.m.
  • Exclude use of paper Valleyheart as a through street.
  • Support neighborhood to designate street parking “for residents only.”
  • No residential development.

These principles and commitments will govern anything that the school proposes to develop on the site.