Making LA River Revitalization a Reality

City of Los Angeles, Bureau of Engineering

Site Use & Environmental History

The Taylor Yard G2 River Park Project includes assessment of the site's condition, phased soil remediation, and the phased design and construction of the new park space. The City's goal is to provide access to the LA River as soon as possible by cleaning up and opening portions of the site. Project stages include Early Activation with remediated sections of the site open to residents and visitors in 3-5 years, and a goal of complete long-term remediation and build-out of the site within 10 years.

The G2 site was owned and operated by rail operators for nearly 100 years. Materials previously used onsite include:

Containment Category Historical Sources
Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH): Diesel fuel, gasoline, engine oil, grease
Metals: Batteries, truing (grinding) for train wheel and track maintenance, treated wood (rail ties)
Volatile Organic Compounds: Solvents, degreasers, painting products (resins, sealants, solvents, lacquers, varnish)
Semi-volatile Organic Compounds: Paint strippers, resins, adhesives, degreasers
Pesticides/Herbicides: Landscape maintenance and pest management
Polychlorinated Biphenyls: Coolants and lubricants in transformers, capacitors and other electrical equipment. Also found in fluorescent light fixtures and hydraulic oils.