Rio de Los Angeles State Park

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Rio de Los Angeles State Park
Map showing the location of Rio de Los Angeles State Park
Map showing the location of Rio de Los Angeles State Park
Location Los Angeles, California, USA
Coordinates 34°5′55″N 118°14′10″W / 34.09861°N 118.23611°W / 34.09861; -118.23611Coordinates: 34°5′55″N 118°14′10″W / 34.09861°N 118.23611°W / 34.09861; -118.23611
Area 247 acres (100 ha)
Governing body California Department of Parks and Recreation

Rio de Los Angeles State Park is a California State Park along the Los Angeles River north of downtown Los Angeles in the neighborhood of Cypress Park. The 247-acre (1.00 km2) park includes restored wetlands featuring native plants as well as sports fields, a children’s playground and a recreation building.[1] Rio de Los Angeles State Park is currently managed in partnership with the City of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation.[2]

The park was built on a brownfield abandoned freight-switching facility called Taylor Yard used by the Union Pacific and later the Southern Pacific railroads from the 1920s until 1985.[2]

Rio de Los Angeles State Park opened on April 21, 2007. It is located at 1900 San Fernando Road.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bustillo, Miguel (August 14, 2003) "Accord Brings Soccer Fields to Urban Park" Los Angeles Times
  2. ^ a b "Rio de Los Angeles State Park". Retrieved 29 May 2009. 

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