Westminster Dog Park

Westminster Dog Park

Project Description

The Westminster Dog Park Project included the installation of a system that captures and treats polluted runoff from the 2.2 acre Westminster Dog Park which is contaminated by dog feces. The project included the installation of the following structural best management practices:

  • A shallow vegetated swale to collect and pre-treat the surface runoff
  • A sedimentation forebay for the removal of sediments
  • A modular constructed wetland that would treat the park runoff, and
  • A system to reuse the treated stormwater runoff for landscape irrigation

This project resulted in the increased beneficial and recreational uses of and the reduction of pollutants flowing into Santa Monica Bay.

Project Location

This project is located at 1203 South Main Street, Venice, CA  90291 in Council District 11.

Project Partners

This project was a collaboration between the City of Los Angeles, Bureaus of Sanitation and Engineering.

Project Funding

Proposition O funded $385,330 for this project. There were no additional funding sources for this project.

Photo courtesy of the City of Los Angeles, Department of Public Works.