City of Los Angeles
ACEC CA - Award of Honor
ACEC National - National Recognition Award
Community Conservancy Solutions - Green Solution Project of the year
AAEES, Environmental Engineering and Science Excellence: Superior Achievement Award
Wetland Park Constructed on Former Brownfield Site
The South Los Angeles Wetland Park is a new purpose-built nine-acre public nature park and sustainable stormwater treatment wetland constructed on a former MTA Brownfield redevelopment site.
This multi-benefit project includes riparian habitat, trails, boardwalks, viewing platforms, outdoor classroom, educational signage, passive recreational space, and picnic benches. The treatment facilities include diversion from a major existing subsurface storm drain, structural pretreatment, high and low flow pump station, and a 3-cell, 4.5-acre treatment wetland.
The wetland treats a portion of the runoff from the contributing 525-acre watershed and uses that runoff to sustain the wetland. The project was delivered in partnership between City of Los Angeles Bureaus of Engineering and Sanitation, Recreation and Parks, MTA, and Council District 9.