Silver Lake Reservoir

The Silver Lake Reservoir is located in my second favorite pocket of this neighborhood.

The reservoir is made up of two sections. The lower section is named after Herman Silver, a Water Board Commissioner of the early 1900s. The upper section takes its name from the book Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott. The reservoir is one of the few open reservoirs remaining and a focal point for residents.

When I’m in fitness mode my favorite thing to do is start my walk-jog-run routine at the entrance of the Silver Lake Recreational Center. The center is located on the South side of the reservoir and offers a variety of sports programs for kids and teens. It’s also a place where you’ll see members of outdoor fitness Boot Camps break a sweat.

A dog park is adjacent to the Silver Lake Recreational Center and is a populated with locals and their four legged friends.

If you travel North along the 2.2 mile concrete pathway you can’t miss the collection of mid-century modern homes by architect Richard Neutra.

On the north side is the Neighborhood Nursery School. It offers families with kids ages 3 -5 years old a great place to play and learn.

The Silver Lake Meadow is a park also located on the North East end of the reservoir. The park is “passive space” meaning no dogs or organized sporting events. This green open space is a great place to throw a Frisbee around, fly a kite, do yoga, tai chi or simply relax.

I usually take Tesla to West Silver Lake drive. Those hills are known as the Moreno Highlands and arguably contains the neighborhood’s “prime” real estate. The area was originally planned by oil heiress Daisy Canfield and her heart throb husband Antonio Moreno as a tile-roofed Mediterranean hilltop village.

If you’re not into hoofing it in the wee hours of the morning then dine at L&E Oyster, grab coffee at LAMILL, shop for furniture at Lawson-Fenning, and update your wardrobe at Lake.

To find a home near the reservoir visit my updated list of homes for sale in Silver Lake.