On Tuesday October 25, 2016 the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the Puente Hills Master Plan, which among many amenities calls for the development of multi-use trails and LA County's first bike park at the 142 acre site!!!
The decision was several years in the making, and the result of a lot of hard work and energy. The team at BikeSGV would like to thank everyone who took the time to sign our petition, attend a public meeting, and/or contact their Supervisor directly. We cannot thank you enough for your participation in this collaborative effort, which was ultimately supported by over a dozen bicycle and other community organizations.
Park development is slated to begin in 2018-19. BikeSGV staff we will be tracking project scheduling and providing updates as the design phase moves forward. In the meantime, be sure to check out this cool video our partners at Day One made about the approved #Park4All: https://vimeo.com/188573554
On Tuesday October 25th the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will vote on the Puente Hills Master Plan, which presently includes a wide array of recreational elements including multi-use trails and a bike park!
Officially closed on October 31st, 2013, the Puente Hills Landfill, located just south of the 60 freeway near Hacienda Heights on the south side of the San Gabriel Valley, has sat largely untouched over the past three years. But what to do with the 630 acre mountain of trash that was left behind?
The County of Los Angeles initiated a process to transform the former eyesore into the region's newest regional park. A consultant was hired, potential options for the large space studied, a series of community input meetings held, and draft and final concept designs vetted by the public.
Thanks to the active participation and engagement of people like you, the final park design calls for multi-use trails, trail lifts, recreational facilities, open space, habitat restoration, performance space, interpretative elements, and wildlife corridors connecting existing canyons and natural areas in the Puente-Chino Hills, and even a bike park!
Now it's up to the Board of Supervisors to sign off on a park design that will transform one of America’s largest former landfills into a recreational asset for the region.
Here’s how you can help:
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