1994: Ceremonies are held marking the post-Metro Red Line construction restoration of MacArthur Park.
The park closed in April, 1991 for construction of the Red Line west of the Westlake subway station.
In restoring the lake after it was drained for subway construction, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority rebuilt the lake with a new asphalt liner to improve maintainability, upgraded the lake’s aeration system to improve the oxygen supply for aquatic life, provided new lighting, built a new walkway around the lake, provided a new lighted fountain as the lake’s centerpiece and enlarged the island in the lake’s center.
Children spent many hours feeding and caring for the fish, in addition to learning about biology, ecology and transportation planning.
Soto, Sheridan, Second Street, Saint Mary’s, Utah and Glassell Park Elementary Schools took part in the fish project.