Harvard-Westlake recently announced the purchase of Weddington Golf & Tennis, a 16-acre property in Studio City bounded by Whitsett Avenue and the Los Angeles River, less than a mile from Harvard-Westlake’s upper school campus. This land, which had been privately owned for more than a century by the Weddington family, is currently home to a nine-hole golf course, a driving range, and 16 tennis courts. 

Over the next few years, the school will develop the Harvard-Westlake Community Athletics Center, which will offer athletic and recreational opportunities to our students and to the Studio City community.

In designing and developing the Community Athletics Center, Harvard-Westlake is committed to a transparent, thoughtful process that will be guided by a few key principles:  

  • First, the school will engage with neighbors and stakeholders to solicit input regarding features that the neighborhood feels are desirable.
  • Second, we intend to allow public access to portions of the athletics center, and we look forward to developing joint use arrangements.
  • Third, we will make improvements to the property adjacent to the L.A. River trail, a citywide resource that should be treasured.
  • Finally, we value the tranquility of the Weddington property and know that its neighbors do as well. Our intention when designing the athletics center is to preserve as much open space as possible.

In the coming months, Harvard-Westlake will share updates and additional details about the Weddington project on this website. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us, either by filling out the feedback form found here or by emailing or calling Stacy Marble, Director of Community & Public Affairs (smarble@hw.com or 818-487-6601).