We support the "PARK FOR ALL" Vision, Objectives and Plan for Puente Hills Landfill Park.
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THE FUTURE PARK at the Puente Hills Landfill will offer something for everyone! Outdoor activities will include hiking, biking and equestrian multi-use trails, nature play, bike skills areas, fitness programs, dog park, zip lines, art installations and performances. Plantings will emphasize native vegetation including sweeping coastal sage scrub, wildflowers and grasslands. Picnic and open play areas will be ideal for family gatherings. Panoramic views will highlight the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument and regional landmarks.
EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC PROGRAMS will include: sustainable living, getting to zero waste, natural and cultural history of the San Gabriel Valley, native wildlife and habitat, landfill history and innovation. Volunteer programs and a native plant nursery will offer numerous ways to get involved with the park.
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THE PUENTE HILLS LANDFILL PARK MASTER PLAN will transform the closed Puente Hills Landfill into a “Park for All” which fills a critical need for parkland in the region, and offers diverse, healthy and active outdoor recreational experiences and programming for all.
What: The park will dedicate about 142 acres to the public within the 1,365-acre Puente Hills Landfill and fill a critical need for parkland in the region.
Where: Near the 60 and 605 freeways, bordered by South El Monte, Avocado Heights, Industry, Hacienda Heights, Whittier and Pico Rivera.
Why: To provide a unique scenic and recreational destination park in the San Gabriel Valley which fulfills the Objectives (below).
Who: The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation will design, construct and manage the future park, through a joint powers agreement with the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts, who own and maintain the Landfill.
When: The first phase is expected to be open to the public in the next 5 years. Future phases will coincide with significant settlement of the landfill over the course of many decades.
In June 2016, the Public Review Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Puente Hills Landfill Park Master Plan will be presented to the community for review. In October 2016, the Final Park Master Plan will go to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors for approval.
Your voice and support are needed to make the Park for All vision a reality.
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PUENTE HILLS LANDFILL PARK OBJECTIVES:
- Park For All
Develop a “Park For All” that offers diverse, healthy and active recreational experiences and programming for visitors of all ages, abilities, interests and backgrounds.
- Unique Regional Destination
Develop a regional destination park which uniquely reflects the site’s history, urban-wildland location, scale and topography.
- Range of Recreation and Outdoor Fitness
Develop a range of active and passive amenities to meet varied recreational demands and provide outdoor fitness opportunities to help address national trends related to inactivity, obesity and nature-deficit disorder.
- Gateway to Nature for Diverse New Audiences
Attract diverse, new audiences, particularly underrepresented or disadvantaged populations, to inspire connection to outdoor activities, nature, and environmental stewardship.
- Integrated Recreation and Habitat
Integrate active recreational facilities with natural habitats to enhance and sustain both the recreational and ecological functions of the park.
- Wildlife Habitat Connectivity
Promote and support wildlife movement and habitat connectivity through the Puente Hills Significant Ecological Area (SEA), the Rio Hondo College Wildlife Sanctuary SEA and the San Gabriel River.
- Environmental Sustainability
Demonstrate environmentally sustainable design and practices.
- Multi-modal and Universal Accessibility
Provide multi-modal, universal access and circulation into and through the park to the extent feasible.
- Education and Interpretation
Incorporate design elements for education and interpretation on the park’s unique landfill history and natural environmental features.
- Captivating Trail Experience
Provide a captivating trail experience within the park which also alleviates the overuse and degradation of the adjacent trail network.
- Public Health, Safety and Landfill Operations
Balance development of park facilities with landfill maintenance activities to protect public safety, water quality and meet the Sanitation Districts’ regulatory requirements.
- Balance Multiple Objectives
Balance multiple project objectives in a manner that considers the complex site constraints, park needs of the overall region, and the competing interests and needs of adjacent entities.
* NAME OF PARK: The future park's name has not been determined yet and will be included in Phase I's planning process. "Puente Hills Landfill Park" will be used as the interim name until the final name is determined.
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