Rio De Los Angeles State Park


Owner : City of Los Angeles, Department of Parks and Recreation
Contact : Lacey Withers | | (818) 236-3006
Year Project Started : 2003
Year Project Constructed : 2005
Project Cost : $1.5M
Contract Amount : $153,859.00
Address : 1900 San Fernando Road, Los Angeles, CA 91342
Client : Withers & Sandgren
P.O. Box 276, Montrose, CA 91021

Project Description:

Rio de Los Angeles State Park is a City of Los Angeles Park that is planned to be built in a site owned by the State of California. The project is located on the south side of San Fernando Road between Macon Street and Elm Street. The 40-acre park project consists of both active and passive park area usage. The City will develop the active park area while the State will develop the passive park area. Civil design work consists of onsite and offsite improvements.

VCA’s Role:

VCA offered Civil Engineering Services for both onsite and offsite improvements. Onsite improvements included paving, grading, and drainage of the site for both active and passive areas. Active areas included the outdoor paved playground areas consisting of full soccer fields, full hardball and softball fields, full basketball field, turf area, planting areas, interior roadway and pedestrian walkways, jogging tracks, and parking lot areas. Passive areas included the transition and natural parkland areas. Offsite improvements included City of LA B-permit work for the street widening and installation of two traffic signalized intersections of San Fernando Road. B-Permit work included new street alignments, curb and gutter, curb cuts, driveway, sidewalk, street trees, and drainage along San Fernando Road. In order to promote sustainability and reduce water quality impacts, new facilities included water quality control features such as detention basins and vegetated buffers or bioswales, to prevent pollution of adjacent water resources by runoff. Parking lots were additionally equipped with runoff treatment systems in compliance with Standard Urban Storm Water Mitigation Plan (SUSMP) regulations. Moreover, stormwater drainage systems were equipped to collect the anticipated increases in trash loads thereby reducing the Park’s trash contribution to the Los Angeles River from existing levels.

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