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Rio de Los Angeles State Park

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, Los Angeles.


  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. 

External links

  • Rio de Los Angeles State Park - official site
  • Rio de Los Angeles State Park: General Plan
  • Taylor Yard at the River Project
  • KCET Departures on Rio de Los Angeles State Park slideshow with captions

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