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.
After nearly two years of construction, Los Angeles State Historic Park is finally starting to look like a park again. Admittedly, our construction updates have been few and far between. Making a compelling photo out of various configurations of dirt and trenching turns out to be difficult.Unfortunately, too, weekly Inspector Field Reports are pretty dry and hard to translate into definitive milestones.
But finally, we have completed buildings, our new Ranger Station and Welcome Pavilion, and actual trees in the ground. We still have a ways to go, but the finish line is in site, and we expect to be open to the public later this year. For now, here’s a sneak peek of what’s happening inside the green fence.
Superintendent on the Overlook Bridge
Park entry sign being prepped for concrete pour
Oak Tree in the ground
While LASHP is down for construction, why not check out or latest, The Bowtie Project! Join us for our 4th LA River Campout. S’mores, rangers, campfire, river, telescopes, knots, tacos, Frogtown! We’ve got it all. Kids are free, adults $10.00. Sign up now, space is limited.
Unfortunately due to some technical glitches, our LASHP blog appears to have been languishing for months since our last update. We’ve finally got issues with our site sorted out, and plan to keep up to date on track from here on out. For now, here is a shot taken in the park a few weeks ago. Residual storm clouds make a nice backdrop for the new Roundhouse Bridge and Overlook which will be a central feature of the new park.
Happily, after clearing some construction hurdles and delays due to nesting birds and archaeological finds, construction has picked up steam in recent days. We are on track to have the park finished in January and look forward to an official grand opening in spring of 2016. Stay tuned, we’ll be posting more photos as the Welcome Center and Ranger Station near completion and the park takes on its final form.