Franklin D. Roosevelt Park Regional Stormwater Capture Project

Roosevelt Park



LA County has been in a drought with no foreseeable end. Innovative ways are needed to diversify water resources and boost the reliability of local water supplies.


Runoff from storms carry urban trash and debris into local rivers, streams, and beaches.


There is a great need for safe neighborhood parks and for preservation and enhancement of existing recreational facilities.


The public is increasingly aware of water resources challenges, but much still needs to be done to raise awareness of the availability of innovative, environmentally sustainable solutions.


The proposed Franklin D. Roosevelt Park Regional Stormwater Capture Project is a County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works (LACDPW) project that proposes several improvements to the Park to increase water conservation, improve water quality, and provide additional recreation, education, and outreach benefits to Park visitors. The Park encompasses approximately 24 acres and lies adjacent to the Glen Avenue Drainage System that discharges into Compton Creek, which is a tributary of the Los Angeles River, both of which are water quality impaired. LACDPW is proposing to divert dry- and wet-weather flows from the Glen Avenue Drainage System and to provide pre-treatment of water for infiltration to the groundwater basin. The proposed project would achieve multiple benefits, including water quality improvements, water conservation, Park facility upgrades, and education and outreach signage.

Construction is anticipated to begin in June 2018 and last for approximately 7 months.


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• Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas
• County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation
• California Department of Water Resources - Proposition 84 2015 Implementation Grant Program
• Los Angeles County Flood Control District


The Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration was released on December 2017 for a 30-day public review and comment period.

Click on the links below for more information.

  • Click here for the Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration for the proposed project
  • Click here for the Public Review Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration

A community meeting was held on November 16, 2016, 7 p.m., at the Park. Click here for the meeting presentation.
Click here for the proposed project boundary.


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