Studio City community members share their thoughts on the River Park

There are many reasons why Studio City community members support the Harvard-Westlake River Park project. From environmental stewardship to enhanced recreational opportunities to creating spaces for neighborhood gatherings, the project provides a number of academic and community benefits.

    • Hands-on learning for students and community members
    • State-of-the-art athletic facilities for use by student-athletes and neighbors
    • 1 million gallons of water saved, and another 1 million gallons of water reclaimed (on an annual basis)
    • The creation of much-needed communal space

These are just some of the reasons why members of the Studio City community support the Harvard-Westlake River Park project. From environmental stewardship to enhanced athletic opportunities for students to creating spaces for neighborhood gatherings, our project provides many academic and community benefits.

Jodi and Sam (:53)

Studio City Tennis Players
“Tennis will still be open to the public in the manner that it is now.”

Stone Kletecka (1:40)

Harvard-Westlake Alumni, c/o ‘21
“The River Park is open to the community, and it’s open to us.”

Stuart Waldman (1:10)

President of the Valley Industry Commerce Association
“Great for businesses, great for the community… 24/7 security [throughout the property].”

Mia Lehrer (1:55)

President of Studio MLA
“This can be a model, and a case study, of what it is you can do to increase the habitat value of many of these developments”

Cy Carlberg (1:56)

Founder, Calberg and Associates/Consulting Arborists
There are a lot of really wonderful trees going in that have innumerable environmental benefits.

Rick Davis (1:24)

KPFF Principal Civil Engineer
“This is an extraordinary example of a public/private partnership to improve water quality and take the load off of our water resources.”

Nancy Kaleel (1:32)

Valley Resident
I feel very strongly about our environmental activism.

Kiki Iriafen (1:38)

Harvard-Westlake student, c/o 2021
“Nothing comes easy – if you want something, you need to work hard for it.”

Bassil Hamida (1:07)

Lives a few blocks from River Park
“We don’t have a communal place to gather.”

Nadine Eisenkolb (1:09)

Harvard-Westlake Environmental Science Teacher
“We’re going to have a thriving eco-system of native animals and plants.”