Outdoor Water Education Center and Demonstration Garden

coming soon: a place to learn and explore

The Los Angeles County Regional Park and Open Space District has awarded $870,000 to Valley County Water District for a new outdoor water education center and demonstration garden. Read More

The District is creating an outdoor experience that inspires, educates, and grows community engagement in water conservation and stewardship.

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The District hopes to encourage water saving landscape ideas by providing access to a wide variety of plant materials, hardscapes, irrigation techniques, and low maintenance gardening methods. Guests will walk away with a new interest in conservation, a belief that water saving gardens can be beautiful and functional, and the motivation to make changes at home.


The new outdoor water education center and demonstration garden will be located at the District’s new headquarters facility, currently under construction on Lante Street in Baldwin Park. The property is adjacent to a state-of-the-art water treatment plant and will allow the District to engage the public through education workshops, community events, tours of the treatment facility, and demonstration gardens. The new center will also include permeable surfaces for groundwater recharge.

Goals & Core Values

The District envisions a garden where the community can actively learn how to care for the environment and be inspired to use water responsibly. With walking paths and interactive information displays, visitors will enjoy the outdoors while gaining an appreciation for our local water supplies.

  • Promote water stewardship for current and future generations.
  • Educate the community in a creative and engaging manner.
  • Provide an outdoor education space to learn and study water sustainability.
  • Become an information resource for education providers.


This Project was funded by the 2016 Safe, Clean Neighborhood Parks, Open Space, Beaches, Rivers Protection, and Water Conservation Measure A.Measure A Funding Logos