Opening a brand new CA State Park in the middle of downtown is no easy feat. Since the acquisition of LASHP in 2001, CA State Parks and the surrounding communities have been hard at work (65 public meetings, establishing park advocacy groups…) to make the grand opening a reality for Los Angeles. As we continue to be a park for the community, we’ve established new connections with locals and strengthened our relationship with voices of our people.
Our Promotoras, a community-based park ambassadors group, are just as excited to open this park! Today, Promotoras bagged and labeled seed packets for LA to “grow with us!” Meet our park leaders at the grand opening!
After years of waiting, the new Los Angeles State Historic Park will open on Earth Day, April 22nd, 2017. We are expecting big crowds and our team is small. Can you help? If you’d like to volunteer – greeting visitors, setting up for the big show, handing “S’Mores Fixins’” to kids …we have many ways for you to show your support for this new Los Angeles State Park jewel! And – every volunteer receives a very cool limited edition Grand Opening t-shirt.
Can you help at the Grand Opening of Los Angeles State Historic Park on Earth Day April 22nd? Let us know – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Los Angeles we are finally ready for you! Please join us for the long-awaited Grand Opening of Los Angeles State Historic Park.
We are planning a day-long celebration of music, performance, family-friendly activities and food trucks. The park is easily accessible by the Chinatown Gold Line Station or by bicycle. Limited parking in the park. More details to follow as the date approaches. Please help us spread the word!
Musical Performances by Grammy Award-winning QUETZAL, Subsuelo, Shaolin Monks and more…
Los Angeles we are finally ready for you!
Please join us for the long-awaited Grand Opening of Los Angeles State Historic Park.
We are planning a day-long celebration of music, performance, family-friendly activities and food trucks.
The park is easily accessible by the Chinatown Gold Line Station or by bicycle. Limited parking in the park.
Music Performers to be announced shortly.
More details to follow as the date approaches. Please help us spread the word!
Join us on January 12, 2017 for our next community listening session. In preparation for the park opening we are asking what type of programming you would like to be available in the park. Join us and tell us what you think!
Join Cornerstone theater for their production of Larissa Fasthorse’s Urban Rez beginning tonight at the Viaduct. Thursday and Friday performances at 8:00 pm, Saturday at 4:00 pm and Sunday at 2:00 pm.
The park is coming together! Here’s a sneak peek of spring blooms soldiering on despite daily construction and heavy equipment that still surrounds. look closely and you’ll see our Welcome Center hiding behind a vibrant coral tree and one of our new park benches next to a western red bud. The promenade at the park’s southern end looking towards downtown and the new Blossom Plaza is almost complete.
Please join Fallen Fruit this Saturday, March 19th, at the Los Angeles State Historic Park Viaduct and help create an urban fruit in the community surrounding LASHP. Fallen Fruit is an art collaborative originally conceived in 2004 that began by mapping fruit trees on or over public property in Los Angeles. Since then Austin Young and David Burns have continued this collaborative work and taken the project one step beyond to include the installation of fruit trees in public spaces in cities through out the country. Los Angeles State Historic Park is excited to become a part of this “Endless Orchard” with a trailhead located in our very own citrus grove and pointing the way to our community’s own urban fruit trail. If you own property near LASHP and have room to place a fruit tree in a publicly accessible space, please visit on Saturday to adopt a tree for free! We will be in the Viaduct, underneath the Historic North Broadway Bridge, between 10 am and 2 pm for the adoption and planting, 1799 Baker Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012.