We're talking, of course, about the Glendale Narrows Riverwalk, which debuted to the public on Thursday to a throng of crowing officials and eager dog walkers, horse riders, cyclists and park lovers.
But this week should give the public hope that what once seemed like a pipe dream is happening before our eyes. Glendale now has new horse facilities, park areas and a half-mile trail along the Los Angeles River beginning near Paula Avenue and Garden Street.
In the years to come, the Riverwalk project will expand, hopefully culminating in a pedestrian bridge connecting Glendale with the massive Griffith Park in Los Angeles. Funding is a ways off, but if it happens, the connection could have huge ramifications for park-deficient South Glendale.
In the meantime, the public gets the benefit of having a very spruced up Glendale side of the L.A. River border — and a constant reminder of more to come.