Bicentennial Park & the Sports Arena will be impacted by the project due to construction activities and necessary dam repairs. While the City has been attempting to clarify the details of the forthcoming disruptions to the area with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), currently the following known impacts include:

  • January 15, 2022: Bicentennial Park & the Sports Arena will be closed intermittently for soil testing, contractor site visits and other activities by the USACE.
  • October 2022: Bicentennial Park and Sports Arena Drive / Rooks Road will be closed indefinitely and unavailable for public use. The loss of this primary access point to the Sports Arena will impact operations as an entertainment venue. The full extent of impacts is currently unknown.

Based on the proximity to the neighboring unincorporated community of Los Angeles County, the City of Pico Rivera is engaging the Los Angeles County Departments of Fire, Public Works, Parks & Recreation and the Sheriff’s to assess the impacts. The City is also engaging Metro and Caltrans to help evaluate traffic impacts in the area. The future use of this entire area is still being discussed and negotiated between the City of Pico Rivera and the USACE.