Construction begins for 12 acres of park space below the Sixth Street Viaduct

Just over one year after the Sixth Street Viaduct replacement made its debut, Los Angeles city officials have commenced work on 12 acres of new park spaces at the foot of the $588-million bridge.

A groundbreaking ceremony held on August 5 by the Bureau of Engineering and Councilmember Kevin de Leon marked the official start of construction for the Sixth Street Park, Arts, and River Connectivity project – or “PARC.” The $82-million project will include seven acres of new open space on the east side of the Los Angeles River in Boyle Heights, and an additional five acres of space in the Arts District to the west.

While Michael Maltzan provided the design for the landmark bridge, landscape architecture firm Hargreaves Jones is responsible for the park space below. The design concept, named “Canopy & Objects,” includes three main components.

In Boyle Heights, the eastern portion of PARC will start at the crossing of 6th Street and Mission Road, and feature grass fields, picnic areas, a splash pad, and event space. 

 Landscape Architecture 

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