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Brace Canyon Park was built at a cost of $112,500 on top of a working reservoir in Burbank's water system. According to the Los Angeles Times, "a nine-inch thick reinforced concrete slab roof over the reservoir with 20 inches of turf on top keeps the children from getting their feet wet." According to Burbank Parks and Recreation Department, the park was opened May 5, 1955, though it wasn't dedicated as Brace Canyon Park until January 25, 1963 after the naming of the surrounding canyon by the U.S. Geological Survey. In this photo, children skateboard and Big Wheel along the path, while a woman walks across a picnic area. Foothills with homes overlooking the park are in the background. “Brace Canyon Park, mid 70’s"--back of photo.
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Burbank (Los Angeles County, Calif.)--Parks--Children--Skateboarding--Foothills--1970s