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Geotech Evaluations for Edison Park Improvements
posted on 09/17/2020.

The Community Services Department is working with a local geotechnical engineering firm, Geosyntec Consultants, to perform a limited subsurface investigation at Edison Community Park (Edison), on September 24, 25, and 28, 2020. This work will be performed in support of needed park improvements at Edison.

Edison was constructed over the Cannery Street Former Refuse Disposal Station, a.k.a Cannery Street Landfill (CSL). Based on available site-related documents, waste material placed at the site is non-hazardous waste that consisted of construction debris, stumps, logs, and large timber.

The objective of the subsurface investigation is to evaluate the lateral limit and depth of existing landfill material along a selected portion of the eastern edge of the former CSL site. Results from this analysis will help the determine potential types and locations of new park amenities at Edison. This, in combination with a public input process, will help develop a revised master plan for the rehabilitation of Edison.

The proposed fieldwork will consist of excavation and drilling at several specific locations within Edison. Each location will be safely secured with fencing and windscreen and will be immediately backfilled once the desired depth of excavation is reached. Additionally, Geosyntec will perform air monitoring, as well as dust mitigation measures to comply with current standards set in place by Southern California Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) excavation permit requirements.

During this three-day geotechnical work, City of Huntington Beach representatives will work closely with Geosyntec and its subcontractors, to ensure highest efficiency and quality of work throughout this process. We look forward to working with the community to recreate Edison Park, combining new and improved existing amenities, with innovative and adventurous components inclusive to all of our residents and visitors.

Community Services and Public Works Departments are also excited to begin Edison Community Center interior renovations later this calendar year! The project completion will be scheduled for early Spring 2021, and will feature an updated look, as well as improved accessibility and energy efficiency.

For more information on parks projects in HB, please visit

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