The Rio de Los Angeles State Park Fields Maintenance Improvements Project (Project) will include renovation of the three existing fields located at the south end of the Rio de Los Angeles State Park. The three existing fields will be remade to include two synthetic turf soccer fields, one natural turf soccer field, and new field lighting. The Project will also replace the existing restroom, provide new and renovated walking paths, renovate the existing south-end parking lot, renovate the existing picnic area, provide new shade structures, add new landscaping and trees, and install lighting and security cameras.
This Project scope was developed from community input and user feedback that was initiated in 2018 and continued with five community meetings in 2019, a virtual Community Meeting on April 13, 2022, and a final community open house on January 28, 2023. The project scope and information were also shared with the public at the Taylor Yard Paseo del Rio community meetings held on August 13, 2022, and August 5, 2023, at Rio de Los Angeles State Park.
The modifications will increase the amount of time fields are in good condition by making two fields synthetic and increasing the hours of play by adding field lights. The project will also provide more areas for teams and the community to spend time in the park, increase shade, and add new walking options for users.
The project is being led by the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering in coordination with the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks and the California Department of Parks and Recreation State Parks. The Project is being funded by $6.2 million in state grants and $3.4 million from the City of Los Angeles.
The project is currently out to Bid for Construction Contractors and bids are due on February 26, 2024 at 2pm. Construction is anticipated to start in spring/summer of 2024, and will take approximately a year to complete. The Bid Package and submission details can be found here on RAMPLA.
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The final design for the project is provided below.