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  ( Division 7.5 added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 886. )


This division shall be known and may be cited as the Arroyo Seco Parklands Preservation Law of 1975.

(Added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 886.)


“Arroyo Seco” means that streambed, ranging from 200 to 2,000 feet in width, from the Los Angeles River in the City of Los Angeles to Devil’s Gate Dam in the City of Pasadena.

(Added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 886.)


“Parklands” means the acreage designated as parklands by the Cities of Los Angeles, South Pasadena, and Pasadena prior to January 1, 1975, and includes wilderness areas, historic sites, established bridle trails, municipal golf courses, hiking trails, lawn bowling greens, tennis courts, children’s playgrounds, picnic areas, baseball diamonds, lighted areas for basketball, soccer, and football, a band shell, community buildings, an outdoor gym, casting pool, and an archery range.

(Added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 886.)


“Construction already underway” means all projects of the California Highway Commission for which agreements exist as of May 1, 1974.

(Added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 886.)


“Three acres for the Pasadena Freeway (State Highway Route 11) ramps” means the three acres to be taken for the proposed ramp improvement project on that freeway, as defined by a draft environmental impact report released in May 1974 by the Department of Transportation.

(Added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 886.)


With the exception of the construction already underway and the three acres for the Pasadena Freeway ramps, no portion of the parklands in, and adjacent to, the Arroyo Seco shall be taken or encroached upon for any state highway purpose.

(Added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 886.)

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