Compton Creek Natural Park at George Washington Elementary School
Location: 941 W Cressey Street, Compton, CA 90222
The Compton Creek Natural Park at George Washington Elementary School changed an abandoned, muddy field into a three-acre restored park that includes a walking path, exercise equipment, and natural habitat for native plants and animals. It also includes an underground cistern with a 127,000-gallon capacity that will capture rainwater that can be used to irrigate the park. Due to flooding risks, a natural creek on the site was cemented over and turned into a storm channel years ago, which destroyed the natural habitat of the area. This project restores some of the original ecological function of the creek while providing a beautiful and educational amenity to the school and surrounding community.
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