While construction-related inconveniences will be addressed and mitigated as appropriate, Pico Rivera will also suffer long-term impacts associated with this project: the City will lose 131 acres, or approximately 67% of its available recreational acreage. Additionally, the City of Pico Rivera already has one of the smallest park land per resident ratio in Los Angeles County, exacerbating the situation.
The City of Pico Rivera has spent years attempting to lobby the federal government and to collaborate with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to come up with a vision that would mitigate the impacts of the project and return key community assets to the public once the project is completed. Those efforts have not yielded a commitment by the USACE or the federal government to return recreational facilities back to the City of Pico Rivera once the project is complete. Visit the City’s Efforts to Mitigate Impacts page to learn more about the City’s efforts.