The Paseo del Rio Project is the first project of the newly-constituted 100 Acre Partnership, made up of the California Department of Parks and Recreation (State Parks), the City of Los Angeles and the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (MRCA).
The project, known as the Paseo del Río project, will be an approximately one-mile long riverfront walkway, with amenities, developed with extensive community input.
The project will link the California State Parks-owned Bowtie parcel, to the adjacent G2 parcel, which is owned by the City and includes an easement owned by the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (MRCA). In addition to design and construction, the grants will support community engagement, project planning, environmental assessments, and environmental clearances.
Funding for the project is from the three separate grants were awarded by the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy. MRCA received a grant for $1.36 million to fund community engagement, project planning and design of the Paseo on the G2 parcel. State Parks received a $2.8 million grant to fund community engagement, project planning and design, and construction for the Paseo on the Bowtie Parcel. The City received a grant for $5.84 million to fund environmental review, project planning and design, and construction of the Paseo at the G2 parcel. The City will also be assisting in the site assessment and environmental review for the Paseo at the State-owned Bowtie Parcel.With matching funds from the City of Los Angeles (City) and the California Department of Parks and Recreation (State Parks), these grants will support the design and construction of the project on the east side of the Los Angeles River in Cypress Park.
100 ACRE PARTNERSHIP
The newly-constituted 100 Acre Partnership, made up of State Parks, the City, and the MRCA, will support efforts to complete, over time, the planning, remediation and development of all 100 acres of open and recreational space along the LA River at Taylor Yard. Along with implementation of the Paseo del Río Project, the 100 Acre Partnership is also committed to securing funding for much-needed improvements to sports fields and amenities at Río de Los Angeles State Park, with the active recreation amenities operated by the City's Recreation and Park Department.
The Paseo del Río project is anticipated to be the first of many projects at Taylor Yard undertaken by the Partnership. The Partnership partners signed a Letter of Intent in early 2020, outlining goals and expectations for working together to plan, coordinate, and deliver projects together; a formal MOU is now being drafted among the partners. The common goals of the partnership are included in the Letter of Intent, which is available on the partnership website: www.100acrepartnership.org.
Taylor Yard was previously a rail yard owned by Union Pacific Railroad. Part of the former rail yard is now divided into three open space parcels that total 100 acres and include the completed 40-acre Río de Los Angeles State Park, which opened in 2007, the 18-acre Bowtie parcel owned by State Parks, and the 42-acre G2 site owned by the City, with an easement owned by the MRCA.