In 2016, the Puente Hills Landfill Park Master Plan, developed in partnership with the Sanitation Districts, was approved by the LA County Board of Supervisors to develop a park to serve the community that lived next to a landfill for nearly 60 years and generations to come.
We envision a future “Park for All” offering recreational, educational and cultural opportunities to a diverse audience. Our plan is to ultimately develop a premiere destination park in the San Gabriel Valley that celebrates the site’s unique history, technological innovation, urban-wildland location, scale and topography.
The Puente Hills Landfill, which operated from 1956 until it closed in 2013, was formerly the nation’s second largest landfill. The 1,365-acre site is uniquely situated at the northern terminus of the 31-mile long Puente-Chino Hills corridor. Over time, 142 acres of the site will be reclaimed as public parkland for the residents of Los Angeles County and beyond.
The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation led robust community engagement efforts over the 18-month planning process that included many community workshops and outreach presentations. As a result, the Park Master Plan received over 1,400 public supporters and multiple resolutions and letters of support from local municipalities and community organizations.