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Sheldon-Arleta (Cesar Chavez Recreational Complex)

Seven acres walking trail was developed with Santa Monica Conservancy

FACT SHEET

Address: 12455 Wicks Street Los Angeles, CA 91352 (Sun Valley)
Year Opened: 1962
Year Closed: 1975
Property Size: 50 acres
Fill Area: 41 acres
Type of Refuse: Class III (residential, street sweepings, construction and demolition materials)
Total in Place Capacity: 5,500,000 tons
Average Depth of Fill: 130 feet
Additional Expansion Area: None

Sheldon-Arleta Landfill closure construction is completed. The landfill gas management system consists of vertical extraction wells feeding a flare station at a capacity of 1,200 cubic feet per minute. Present landfill gas generation is 400,000 cubic feet per day.

POTENTIAL FUTURE USE

Home of the future Cesar Chavez Recreational Complex

CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS

The City proposed development of recreational facilities at the City-owned closed Sheldon-Arleta Landfill will be constructed in phases depending on funding. 

The area will include the following: two soccer fields, a baseball field, a basketball court, and a free play area.

LA Sanitation (LASAN) will have the lead responsibility of the site and construction, and implementation of the design and closure of the landfill. LASAN construction crews are currently working on earthwork consisting of cut and fill operations, transporting and stockpiling soil, compacting five feet of dirt for final grade and establishing proper drainage patterns for the existing site.

Current Pictures On-Location

Santa Monica Conservancy Walking Trail
Santa Monica Conservancy Walking Trail

Santa Monica Conservancy Walking Trail

Santa Monica Conservancy Walking Trail
Santa Monica Conservancy Walking Trail

Santa Monica Conservancy Walking Trail

Future baseball field under construction
Future baseball field under construction

Future baseball field under construction

The flare stack burns methane gas from landfill
The flare stack burns methane gas from landfill

The flare stack burns methane gas from landfill

Future soccer field
Future soccer field

Future soccer field

Future soccer field
Future soccer field

Future soccer field

Grading of future parking lot and walking trail
Grading of future parking lot and walking trail

Grading of future parking lot and walking trail

Future parking lot
Future parking lot

Future parking lot

Seven acres walking trail was developed with Santa Monica Conservancy
Seven acres walking trail was developed with Santa Monica Conservancy
Seven acres walking trail was developed with Santa Monica Conservancy
Walking trail around the park
Walking trail around the park

Walking trail around the park

Recreational area overlooking the baseball field
Recreational area overlooking the baseball field

Recreational area overlooking the baseball field