Costello Pool and Bathhouse Replacement

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Los Angeles, City of (City of Los Angeles)
Document Title
Costello Pool and Bathhouse Replacement
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Present Land Use
Open Space (OS)

Document Description
The Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks has proposed the replacement and modernization of the facilities located at the Lou Costello Jr. Youth Center and Pool. Originally created in 1945 by Lou Costello Jr. and Bud Abbott, the pool and youth center were created with the purpose of helping underprivileged youth, and decreasing local juvenile delinquency by providing beneficial social programs in a secure, protected, well-equipped physical environment. The proposed project includes replacing the existing pool and bathhouse complex, redeveloping the adjacent basketball area, as well as relocating the entry into Lou Costello Jr. Park and upgrading adjacent landscaping. The proposed project area will be less than a third of the total park area, which also includes baseball fields, a senior center and a youth/community center. The project site consists only of the existing pool, bathhouse and basketball court. The proposed renovations to the bathhouse complex include the development of outdoor changing stalls, shower towers, a one meter diving board, outdoor lavatories, a wash pad, a large row of benches and shade trellis, and a large Storage Pavilion for pool toys, lanes and covers. In addition, the proposed project also plans for the construction of a Staff/Entry Pavilion, which includes a reception desk and facilities for the storage of personal effects. Finally, the existing entrance to the park facility will be relocated to the corner of E. Olympic Boulevard and S. Grande Vista Avenue an area currently occupied by a shady courtyard serving the Senior Center. The purpose of the proposed project is to provide a quality, up-to-date recreational facility that meets the growing demands of the area. The proposed changes to the park would provide entertaining and athletic opportunities to the neighboring community, and are designated with the goal of providing children and adults with a venue for both passive and active recreation.

Contact Information
Paul Davis
Los Angeles City Department of Recreation and Parks
1200 West 7th Street, Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Phone : (213) 928-9137


Huntington Park Vernon
Los Angeles
Cross Streets
E. Olympic Blvd. & S. Grande Vista Ave.
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Union Pacific
Chistopher Dena Elementary
Los Angeles River

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Recreational (.77)
Local Action
Project Issues
Air Quality Noise Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Other Other Issues: Historic Resources
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Conservation California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 California Department of Health Care Services California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 7 California Highway Patrol California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region 4 California State Lands Commission Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency Santa Monica Bay Restoration California Native American Heritage Commission

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