The City of Signal Hill in collaboration with the Los Cerritos Channel Watershed Management Group are responsible for the management of stormwater, which requires improving quality through trash and pollutant removal and managing the quantity through both drought and floods. With this objective in mind, the City is aiming to improve water quality within the local waterways and beaches; augment water supply through groundwater recharge; and provide new and enhanced community features through targeted stormwater projects spread throughout the region.
Reservoir Park is identified as a candidate site for a stormwater project with a nearby storm drain that manages 184 acres of the Long Beach and Signal Hill community, the favorable soils for infiltration, and potential amenities within the park as identified by the local residents. The Reservoir Park Project will place the water quality and water supply components within an underground infiltration gallery that allows for any number of park surface features to be built on the top including trees, playing fields, and lighting.
The City desires feedback on park uses and desired features to help inform the future design as the project is presently in the concept design phase evaluating the project feasibility and determining all potential short-term and long-term impacts.