For the photo walk starting at the Canals, we will meet at 2480 Pacific Ave. Venice, California
A little history of the Venice Canal
This is the Los Angeles version of Lombard Street. A Venice Canal to Venice Beach, and vice versa path. It goes from 25th Ave. on Venice Beach, passes walk street homes to a LA City Crosswalk. The Crosswalk takes you down a windy path to a straight path and you end up on the Historic Grand Canal in Venice. The Canals were originally built in 1906, and restored in 2009. The restoration of the Venice Canals took 9 years of work by the Venice Canals Association. It was paid by the homeowners as a property owner sponsored assessment district. Homeowners paid half the cost of the restoration, and th city of Los Angeles the other half.
The Venice Canal Venice Beach path was built as a result of the Venice Canals Foundation, VCF. The VCF was founded by members of the Venice Canals Association,. Funding was provided by neighbors, The California State Coastal Conservancy, and the City of Los Angeles beautification fund. The Beach Access Path, it’s gardens, etc. are maintained by the Venice Canals Foundation, a 501c3 non profit that has a board made up of community volunteers. X Galanty – LA local Guide