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Project: Sepulveda River Recreation Improvements Planning

Description: Pre-improvements planning and design for the Sepulveda Basin River Recreation Zone. The Sepulveda Basin provides many uses and amenities, including City of Los Angeles active recreational parks, a water treatment plant, open space habitat with trails and creeks, the River Recreation Zone, and a dam which impounds flood waters within the basin during storms. A future non-motorized bike path is being planned along the River through the Sepulveda Basin to establish connectivity along all 51 miles of the River. Since the launch of the Los Angeles River Recreation Zone (RRZ) pilot program in 2012, the public has been invited to kayak, walk and fish in a stretch of the River within Sepulveda Basin. As the RRZ has become a fixture within Sepulveda Basin, and the demand for access to these water resources has been firmly established, pre-improvement planning is recommended at this time to identify improvements that will enhance access and protect resource quality. Capital improvements that will be studied as part of the subject pre-improvement planning work include launch points (including options for mobility-impaired users), signage, restrooms, rest areas and overlooks, various user amenities, security enhancements, restoration planting, potential water quality improvements, and connectivity to the future bike path so that visitors do not have to drive to the RRZ.

Reference Number: 3810P011828

Implemented By: MRCA

Objective: Pre-improvements planning and design for the Sepulveda Basin River Recreation Zone. The Sepulveda Basin provides many uses and amenities, including City of Los Angeles active recreational parks, a water treatment plant, open space habitat with trails and creeks, the River Recreation Zone, and a dam which impounds flood waters within the basin during storms. A future non-motorized bike path is being planned along the River through the Sepulveda Basin to establish connectivity along all 51 miles of the River. Since the launch of the Los Angeles River Recreation Zone (RRZ) pilot program in 2012, the public has been invited to kayak, walk and fish in a stretch of the River within Sepulveda Basin. As the RRZ has become a fixture within Sepulveda Basin, and the demand for access to these water resources has been firmly established, pre-improvement planning is recommended at this time to identify improvements that will enhance access and protect resource quality. Capital improvements that will be studied as part of the subject pre-improvement planning work include launch points (including options for mobility-impaired users), signage, restrooms, rest areas and overlooks, various user amenities, security enhancements, restoration planting, potential water quality improvements, and connectivity to the future bike path so that visitors do not have to drive to the RRZ.

Type: Restoration, Recreation/Access/Interpretation, Infrastructure Improvement, Research/Planning (including Science), Other, Recipient to Specify Projects in Future

Total Cost: $350,000.00

Project Status: Preliminary/Planning

On Time?: Yes    Within Scope?: Yes    Within Budget?: Yes

Estimated Completion: 6/30/2020    Actual Completion:

Associated Counties: Los Angeles

Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC): Yes

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
  $350,000.00
Prop. 1, Urban Creek (LA River)11/28/2018$350,000.00


Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
RestorationEcosystem: Riparian Habitat1acres restored/assessed/managed
Recreation/Access/InterpretationNew/enhanced public parks  
Recreation/Access/InterpretationNew/Improved Public Access (other than coastal)  
Infrastructure ImprovementSite Amenities/ Access Improvements (benches, parking, piers, etc..)  
Research/Planning (including Science)Emergency Response  
Research/Planning (including Science)Feasibility Studies -- Ecosystem Restoration  
Research/Planning (including Science)Feasibility Studies -- Flood Control/Water Supply  
Research/Planning (including Science)Management Plans  
Other   
Recipient to Specify Projects in Future   

Water Action Plan Target

    
Make Conservation a California Way of LifeAction Description
Increase Regional Self-Reliance and Integrated Water Management Across All Levels of GovernmentAction Description
Protect and Restore Important EcosystemsAction Description
Manage and Prepare for Dry PeriodsAction Description
Provide Safe Water for All CommunitiesAction Description

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