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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