Save Weddington Golf & Tennis

Keep Studio City green!


On January 31, 2024 representatives from Save Weddington attended a City mandated “settlement conference” regarding our opposition to the purposed destruction of Weddington Golf and Tennis to make way for Harvard-Westlake’s huge private sports facility.

We came to the table with many reasonable options and an open mind.

From the other side?
Nothing was offered. Nothing was changed. 

With no resolution reached we are proceeding with our legal action against the City of Los Angeles that addresses the issues with the California Environmental Quality Act. Our partnering organization, Save L.A. River Open Space together with the Studio City Residents Association, has also submitted their own suit. 

Ongoing additional legal actions include:

  • Possible ethics violations of Harvard Westlake alumni on the City Planning Commission
  • A violation of the Brown Act by the Planning and Land Use Management (PLUM) Committee, 
  • Another law suit deals with the alleged impropriety and interference with the Historical Landmark designation.

What’s next?

The “Administrative Record” for the assigned judge will be prepared for their review, this can take 9 to 12 months.

A Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) will be prepared to prevent any detrimental, non-reversible demolition on the property.

This includes any destruction of the mature tree canopy that is irreplaceable.

Harvard-Westlake said that they would not close Weddington Golf and Tennis until construction was to begin however, they have sent out notices stating that they are closing Weddington April 3rd.

A TRO would mean no construction could start until the law suits are settled.

Let’s see if they keep their word. 

Stay tuned. This process is a long one but we have a very solid case. We will update you as the situation develops.

What can you do to Save Weddington? 

AG Jeans is helping Raise Awareness & Support to Save Weddington


There are many things you can do to help.
  • Display a lawn sign
  • Tell your friends that this fight is still very much on!
  • Follow us on social media
  • Donate! All funds go to hire the experts we need for this fight.
  • Volunteer to hold a back yard reception to spread the word and raise funds.

Contact us for more information at

A more detailed look at Harvard-Westlake’s plans

Their humongous Sportzilla doesn’t even fit on the Weddington property. The track on Field B spills over the property line and encroaches on publicly owned county property. Without a “sweetheart” deal to lease tax payer owned property they can’t build Field B,  the track around it or the Bus Shuttle loop. The meager offer of a “park” is part of a land grab of publicly owned County property that we already have access to as a nature park path called the Zev Yaroslavsky Greenway. 

  • Yellow shows “Park” &  property line 
  • Pink shows publicly owned land HW wants    
  • Hundreds of trees lost
  • Massive traffic congestion
  • Heavily restricted access
  • No golf course
  • Surrounded by 10-12ft solid walls
  • Artificial grass fields create heat islands
  • Late night noise and light pollution
  • 3 years of construction 6 days a week

CityWatch: "Multi-million Dollar Sports Complex Threatens Community Green Open Space"

by Adele Slaughter

“Harvard-Westlake insists it needs to install artificial turf fields and an ADA ramp to connect the river walk with their campus. This will disturb and disrupt that vital habitat along the LA River, devastating the wildlife. Once installed, artificial turf sheds microplastics and PFAS/PFOS (forever chemicals). Artificial turf creates heat islands, increasing temperatures in the surrounding neighborhoods…”

WSJ: "EPA Proposes Regulations for ‘Forever Chemicals’ in Drinking Water"

by Kris Maher

“The move reflects growing concern over health effects of PFAS, which have contaminated water supplies in hundreds of communities…”

Registration to WSJ is required to read article

Our mission: STOP Harvard-Westlake from destroying Weddington Golf & Tennis

Harvard-Westlake plans to destroy the beloved “Gem of Studio City ” by leveling the entire 16 acres and replacing it with a private sports complex.

We feel that their project is neither unique or essential to this particular piece of property and could be built elsewhere on property zoned for huge developments of this kind. There is no reason for this enormous collection of concrete, glass, and plastic fields to take the place of this beloved open space landmark.

AG Jeans is helping Raise Awareness & Support to Save Weddington

AG Jeans is helping Raise Awareness & Support to Save Weddington

A portion of proceeds from the collection will go towards Save Weddington, to help in their mission to protect and preserve this gem of Los Angeles.

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What makes Weddington Golf & Tennis so special

This property is open to the public, no club fees, no restrictions and is enjoyed by over 100,000 Angelenos every year. People from all backgrounds, and walks of life can enjoy a relaxing day on the course or courts or work on their swing at the range. The green space and mature trees provide a breath of fresh air in our beautiful but crowded cityscape. We believe that the proposed demolition of this post WWII era recreational facility will result in a significant loss to the heritage of Studio City.

What can you do to help?

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