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Gaffey Street Landfill (Field of Dreams)

Picnic area benches at the soccer field

FACT SHEET

Address: 1400 North Gaffey Street Los Angeles, CA 90731 (San Pedro)
Year Opened: 1955
Year Closed: 1963
Property Size: 30 acres
Fill Area: 17 acres
Type of Refuse: Class III (residential, street sweepings, construction and demolition materials)
Total Capacity: 900,000 tons
Average Depth of Fill: 50 feet
Additional Expansion Area: None

The landfill gas management system consists of a combination of horizontal and vertical extraction wells feeding an activated carbon scrubber system that releases the treated landfill gas to atmosphere.

Present Use

Gaffey Street closure construction is completed. The site has been converted into a soccer field complex known as the "Field of Dreams."

Before Redevelopment

Trenching for gas line
Trenching for gas line

Trenching for gas line

Preparing surface area for soccer field
Preparing surface area for soccer field

Preparing surface area for soccer field

Preparing surface area for soccer field
Preparing surface area for soccer field

Preparing surface area for soccer field

Hydroseeding area for drainage and setting up fencing
Hydroseeding area for drainage and setting up fencing

Hydroseeding area for drainage and setting up fencing

Parking lot area asphalting completed
Parking lot area asphalting completed

Parking lot area asphalting completed

Equipment used for grading of soccer field
Equipment used for grading of soccer field

Equipment used for grading of soccer field

Soccer field being graded
Soccer field being graded

Soccer field being graded

Soil being stockpiled with heavy machinery
Soil being stockpiled with heavy machinery

Soil being stockpiled with heavy machinery

Overview of soccer field
Overview of soccer field

Overview of soccer field

Installing liner under soccer field
Installing liner under soccer field

Installing liner under soccer field

Soccer field ground breaking ceremony
Soccer field ground breaking ceremony

Soccer field ground breaking ceremony

Soccer field ground breaking ceremony
Soccer field ground breaking ceremony

Soccer field ground breaking ceremony

After Redevelopment

Soccer field ready to be played on
Soccer field ready to be played on

Soccer field ready to be played on

Picnic area benches at the soccer field
Picnic area benches at the soccer field

Picnic area benches at the soccer field

Spacious parking lot for the soccer field
Spacious parking lot for the soccer field

Spacious parking lot for the soccer field

Restroom facilities available at the soccer field
Restroom facilities available at the soccer field

Restroom facilities available at the soccer field

Lush green terrain of the soccer field
Lush green terrain of the soccer field

Lush green terrain of the soccer field

No Powered Model Aircrafts allowed at the facility
No Powered Model Aircrafts allowed at the facility

No Powered Model Aircrafts allowed at the facility

Soccer field with goals lined against the fence
Soccer field with goals lined against the fence

Soccer field with goals lined against the fence

Drinking fountains available throughout the facility
Drinking fountains available throughout the facility

Drinking fountains available throughout the facility

View of the hills from the soccer field
View of the hills from the soccer field

View of the hills from the soccer field

Smokestack from old Gaffey Street landfill, no longer operational
Smokestack from old Gaffey Street landfill, no longer operational

Smokestack from old Gaffey Street landfill, no longer operational