The Central Park Paseo officially opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, December 8, 2015. Mayor Ara Najarian, Glendale Public Works Director Roubik Golanian, P.E. (center) and project staff were on hand to celebrate. The new walkway connects Brand Blvd. at The Americana / Caruso Ave. to the Museum of Neon Art, then east across an improved alley / parking lot to the Glendale Central Library, Central Park, and the Adult Recreation Center.
Electric, cooling and other Library systems, currently at the east end of the Paseo, will be relocated as the Library renovation proceeds. The Friends look forward to an attractive walkway straight to the new south entrance to Central Library.
Glendale is using local funds and state grant monies to make streets and walkways in the surrounding area more attractive, sustainable and pedestrian-friendly. Bio-swales, bikeways, and other urban greening upgrades will be installed in the months ahead, and getting to the renovated Central Library will truly be something to look forward to!
Here’s a city video showing the new Paseo, illuminated at night. At one minute, 29 seconds, the view points east toward the Central Library: