In November 2023, the Los Angeles City Council approved Harvard-Westlake’s plan to transform Weddington Golf & Tennis into the Harvard-Westlake River Park. River Park will offer open space and athletic and recreational opportunities to both HW students and the Studio City community. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Studio City will preserve urban open space, reduce water use significantly by capturing, cleaning, and reusing stormwater runoff, reintroduce native plants, trees, and animal life to this stretch of the Los Angeles River, and create recreational and athletic facilities for Harvard-Westlake and the community alike.

river park master site plan

The site plan for the River Park calls for two athletic fields (one with a track), a 50-meter swimming pool, eight tennis courts, and a gymnasium. A walking/jogging track circumnavigates the perimeter of the site and a network of public plazas, water features, wooded areas, and other natural spaces together comprise six acres of valuable and enjoyable open space. The plan also preserves the historic aspects of the site, including the golf clubhouse, putting green, weeping brick wall at the corner of Whitsett and Valley Spring, and the golf ball-shaped flood lights.