Summer Newsletter
All About  Oakridge
A Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument
Former Property of Barbara Stanwyck and Jack Oakie

Friends of Oakridge dedicate this newsletter to past president Stephen A. Harris who worked with passion to preserve this historic piece of property.
 August 2018

Remembering Steve Harris
March 28,1945 - May 26, 2018

President Friends of Oakridge
2014 - 2018
Member of Oakridge PAB
2011 - 2013

Near the end of May, Friends of Oakridge lost a leader,  a gentleman and a friend. Many of you may recall having met Steve Harris on a house tour or at an Oakridge event.  He frequently spoke to tour guests about the site plans for the public park to be completed by the end of 2018.  The Oakridge Estate Park project was especially dear to this heart.  He loved speaking about it to whoever would listen. Steve envisioned a park filled with native plants and an overflowing butterfly habitat.

Front of Oakridge Estate residence.
Front  of Oakridge Estate Residence

Oak Tree Campaign Update
Help Bring the Oaks Back to Oakridge Campaign Update

Friends of Oakridge is delighted to announce the installation of our first oak tree! 

Thanks to the generous
donations of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, the Northridge West, Chatsworth and Porter Ranch Neighborhood Councils, community supporters and the friends and family of Barbara Stanwyck, a fifteen foot tall California Live Oak now shades the circular stone planter directly in front of the Oakridge residence. A newly installed irrigation system will ensure that the tree thrives for generations to come.

Plans are in place to dedicate the oak to Stephen Harris, founding and past President of Friends of Oakridge.


         Photo courtesy of Melissa Brown

L to R :  Jessie Strobel - CD 12, Jason Hector - PRNC, Jeff Hammond - Chatsworth NC, Susan Harris, Susan Gorman-Chang - PRNC, Peter Lasky - NRWNC, Pam Bolin - NRWNC, Dave Hasson - Friends of Oakridge with new oak tree to be dedicated to Steve Harris.
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Construction Continues at the Oakridge Estate Park

By the end of 2018, the finishing touches will be completed on the 8.5 acre passive recreation park adjacent to the historic Oakridge Estate at 18650 Devonshire Street in Northridge.  The new park entrance to the Oakridge Estate Park will be located on Devonshire near the Wilbur Wash and across from the Little League Fields.

This unique park, with logs and rocks for imaginative play, will include an
adventure area with horses for climbing and a bouncy tractor.

Aerial images courtesy of Shel Mosk

  Park images courtesy of Patricia LoPresti

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