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Opinion: In Parks-poor L.A., Why Is Rowena Reservoir Behind a Fence?

Less than half of L.A. residents have easy access to a park, but lush, six-acre Rowena Reservoir has been locked up for two decades.

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Matthew Fleischer, the senior digital editor of The Los Angeles Times’ Opinion section and the editor of Livable City, offers up his thoughts about opening up more green space in L.A.