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SHALL WE GATHER AT THE RIVER: RIO DE LOS ANGELES STATE PARK GRAND OPENING

NEWSLETTER WINTER 2007

Shall We Gather at the River: Río de Los Angeles State Park Grand Opening

For Earth Day, Los Angeles celebrated the opening of Río de Los Angeles State Historic Park at Taylor Yard.

The 40 acre park provides children the simple joys of playing in the park, revives the working class neighborhoods of Northeast L.A., and is part of the Heritage Parkscape linking over 100 sites along the L.A. River. The community, activists, and advocates stopped commercial development on the former railyard in favor of a beautiful, balanced park with active and passive recreation in harmony with the natural habitat. State and city officials listened to the community.

The park provides soccer fields, basketball courts, baseball diamonds, habitat restoration, nature walks, public art about the site’s history, and more. At the opening, children planted trees, learned about wildlife, and played in the fountains and fields. Community members enjoyed the event’s cultural performances

The City Project is proud to be a part of the many community organizations, activists, advocates, civic leaders, elected officials, agencies, and ordinary people that have made the dream for a park come true!