Verdugo Hills Golf Course, whose fate is uncertain, has the potential to become a regional park, a community activist told a receptive audience at the March meeting of the Crescenta Valley Community Assn.
Richard “Rich” Toyon, president of Glendale-Crescenta Volunteers Organized in Conserving the Environment (V.O.I.C.E.), addressed the association, giving an in-depth presentation of options that included saving the course and adding hiking trails, restored habitat and opportunities for additional active recreation, especially in areas that are currently under-utilized.
“It was very exciting to see Rich’s vision of what the golf course could become,” said Sharon Raghavachary, one of about 50 audience members. “As a non-golfer, it was great to see that this can be a recreational space for everyone.”