5401 N. Peck Road, Arcadia CA 91006
PROJECT DATE: 2010 – Ongoing
Peck Road Water Conservation Park is stunning 180 acre former alluvial pebble quarry located within a dense area of unincorporated East Los Angeles County. Peck features a sweeping view of the San Gabriel Mountains and double lake that was formed as a shallow spreading basin when the Army Corps channeled the San Gabriel and Rio Hondo Rivers and later deepened by the quarrying process.
This urban site is a microcosm of our LA Basin urban watershed in terms of water resources: stormwater and municipal water supply management, active transportation, access to outdoor recreation opportunities, habitat protection.
In 1975 LA County Parks acquired jurisdiction of the upper-peninsula area of Peck Road Water Conservation Park from LA County public works for recreational purposes.
Since that time the Park has undergone a slow transformation from barren post-industrial quarry landscape to a destination nature park that provides a wide range of recreational activities including bird watching, biking, walking and running trails, group and individual picnicking and barbequing facilities and catch and release fishing opportunities.
Peck Park is also an important trail head providing access to growing regional network and could potentially become a unique nature based recreation facility for residents of park-deficient eastern L.A. County communities.
Storm Water Management
Peck Road Water Conservation Park’s lakes are fed by Sawpit Wash, Arcadia Wash and the storm drain on Peck Road. The Site forms the headwaters of the Rio Hondo River which flows down to join the LA River in the area of South Gate. The Lakes at the park are integral to LA County’s Flood Control during storm events and are managed by the county to mitigate flooding. In addition, the sides of the lakes are used as groundwater recharge basins.LEARN MORE
KEY AGENCY PARTNERS: LA County Public Works and LA County Dept. of Parks and Recreation
FUNDING: California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection, Caltrans Environmental Enhancement Program, San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy, California Natural Resources Agency, REI, and The Nature Conservancy
PROJECT DESIGN & BUILD TEAM: Emerald Necklace Group|Amigos de los Rios, Roberts International, Paul T. Norconk A.S.L.A., CCC, VCA Engineering and Randy Montgomery