Aliso Canyon Park Improvements Project (W.O. 1907295) (Archived)

Mitigated Negative Declaration (BE NG 10-266-BE) , Council District 12 in the Community of Granada Hills: located in Aliso Canyon, at 18041 Rinaldi Street, between Hesperia and Chimineas Avenues, in the Community of Granada Hills. The City of Los Angeles proposes to construct a 7-acre equestrian day-use and park facility at a former, privately-owned equestrian site within Aliso Canyon Park. Aliso Canyon Park is an existing, undeveloped City park, covering approximately 60 acres in area. The project includes a parking area for (6) equestrian trailers and (24) passenger vehicles, along with a (220-foot by 110-ft) riding ring, a small (27-foot long by 5-row) bleacher, meadow areas, walking paths, and a bio-swale, as well as picnic areas with both covered and uncovered tables (Figure1). A modular restroom is included in the base project description. Amenities further include bike racks, as well as horse waterers, hitching posts, split rail fencing, and landscaping with California native plant species. Moreover, the access road will be demolished and re-graded to meet a 10:1 slope. Bridge crossings over Aliso Canyon Creek the creek are also included; an equestrian bridge would be located at the existing wet crossing, while the pedestrian bridge would be located about 600 feet to the south and opposite from the equestrian parking area. Both bridges would provide access to an existing horse/pedestrian trail that follows along the western bank of Aliso Creek. The trail extends into upper Aliso Canyon. Construction is anticipated to begin in June of 2011 and be completed in November of 2011. Once completed, the facility would be operated and maintained by the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, Valley Region.

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Comment Period:
Closed August 31, 2010

The MND was considered and adopted by the Recreation and Parks Commission on November 15, 2010. The Notice of Determination was filed with the Los Angeles County Clerk on November 19, 2010.

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Review Status Public Review Period
Aliso Canyon Park CEQA Draft MND IS-072910-with correction    
ACP MND Attachments- A to D    
Aliso Attachment C Final Biological Wildlife Resources    
Notice of Intent    
MND Comments and Responses    
MND Corrections    
Mitigation Monitoring Plan