Former Landfill Assessment Success Stories

Sheldon-Arleta Former Landfill

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The closed Sheldon-Arleta landfill is located at 12600 West Sheldon St. in Sun Valley near the intersection of the Hollywood and Golden State Freeways. This a forty-acre site owned by the City's Bureau of Sanitation. The Brownfields Program applied for and received a grant from the California Waste Management Board to move the gas control system to the edge of the property so that a park could be developed at the site. A baseball park for youth major baseball will be built at this site.

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Delano Recreation Center and Park

success stories 29Delano Park is located at 15100 Erwin Street in Van Nuys, adjacent a shopping complex and across the street from an elementary school. The site was operated as a landfill from the 1950s to1970s. The site is owned by the City's Department of Recreation and Parks and includes a recreation center with ball fields, a playground, and dog-walking area. When plans were made to expand park facilities, there was a need to perform environmental assessments, including assessments of lead and methane. These studies provided information to the Department of Recreation and Parks that was utilized in planning its expansion of park facilities and the construction of a gymnasium building. State-of-the-art ventilation systems are an example of the building's amenities, which are designed for compatibility with the site's former land use.