Whittier Narrows Equestrian Center Refurbishment Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Los Angeles County
Document Title
Whittier Narrows Equestrian Center Refurbishment Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
equestrian center, GP Z: O-S, A-1-5

Document Description
The Whittier Narrows Equestrian Center is an existing equestrian center, located in Los Angeles County along the San Gabriel River. The project site measures approx 20 acres and is bound by Rooks Road to the southeast, Peck Rd to the east, the San Gabriel River to the northwest, and Pico Rivera Bicentennial Park to the southwest. The equestrian center provides access to riding trails, including part of the Juan Bautista De Anza National Historic Trail. The equestrian center is characterized by large open areas, clusters of buildings, rows of ornamental trees, and scattered non-native individual trees. The Whittier Narrows Equestrian Center has seven existing barns with 200 horse stalls, four arenas, and five round pens, dry material storage area, a restroom, security lighting, and utility service. The existing facilities at the equestrian center are outdated and have several flooding and stormwater pollution issues. There are several low spots in the center of the project site, particularly near the horse stables, that pool water during storm events. Stormwater runoff from the project site, which is often polluted from the equestrian uses on the site, eventually flow into the San Gabriel River and other sensitive habitats downstream. The Whittier Narrows Equestrian Center Refurbishment project would provide updated and improved equestrian facilities for horse boarders and the general public and alleviate on-site and downstream flooding and stormwater pollution issues.

Contact Information
David Palma
Los Angeles County
Lead/Public Agency
PO Box 1460
Alhambra, CA 91802-1460

Phone : (626) 300-2339


34°01'43.6"N 118°02'32.7"W
Los Angeles
Cross Streets
Whittier Narrows Equestrian Center (12191 Rooks Rd)
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
SR 60
San Gabriel River

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Recreational (refurbish 20-acre equestrian center)
Local Action
Site Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetics Agriculture and Forestry Resources Air Quality Biological Resources Cultural Resources Cumulative Effects Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Geology/Soils Growth Inducement Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Mineral Resources Noise Population/Housing Public Services Recreation Schools/Universities Septic System Sewer Capacity Solid Waste Transportation Tribal Cultural Resources Vegetation Wetland/Riparian Wildfire
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Transportation Projects California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region 4 (RWQCB) Department of Water Resources Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW) Department of Toxic Substances Control

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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