Stormwater Capture Parks Program

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Document Title
Stormwater Capture Parks Program
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Document Description
LADWP, in partnership with the City of Los Angeles, Bureau of Engineering, Los Angeles Sanitation and Environment, and Department of Recreation and Parks, propose to implement the Program. The Program would include construction of stormwater capture facilities at nine City-owned parks to help capture surface flow and divert stormwater runoff from the Tujunga Central Branch Channel to recharge the San Fernando Groundwater Basin and assist the City in complying with its Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit requirements. All nine parks are located in the east San Fernando Valley along State Route 170. These parks include: David M. Gonzales Recreation Center; Fernangeles Park; Strathern Park North; Whitsett Fields Park North; Valley Plaza Park North; Valley Plaza Park South; Alexandria Park; North Hollywood Park; and Valley Village Park. The stormwater capture facilities would consist of underground infiltration structures, stormwater pre-treatment devices, diversion structures, conveyance pipes, and pump stations, where needed. The impact areas within each park would be fully restored to maintain their recreational uses following construction. The Program is necessary to meet the City’s water resiliency, reliability, and sustainability goals, as established in LADWP’s Stormwater Capture Master Plan and Urban Water Management Plan, the Upper Los Angeles River Enhanced Watershed Management Plan, and Mayor Eric Garcetti’s City of Los Angeles Green New Deal.

Contact Information

Christopher Lopez
Agency Name
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Cross Streets
State Highways
Hollywood Burbank Airport
Other Location Info
David M. Gonzales Recreation Center (10943 Herrick Avenue, Pacoima, CA), Fernangeles Park (8851 Laurel Canyon Boulevard, Sun Valley, CA), Strathern Park North (8045 Whitsett Avenue, North Hollywood, CA), Whitsett Fields Park North (7100 Whitsett Avenue, North Hollywood, CA), Valley Plaza Park North and Valley Plaza Park South (12240 Archwood Street, North Hollywood, CA), Alexandria Park (north of SR 170 and west of North Laurel Canyon Boulevard), North Hollywood Park (11430 Chandler Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA), and Valley Village Park (5000 Westpark Drive, North Hollywood, CA).

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
County Clerk
Los Angeles
Final Environmental Document Available at
111 North Hope Street, Room 1044, Los Angeles, CA 90012;


(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA


Final Document(s) [Approved_Certified draft environmental documents]

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