LA River Projects

Taylor Yard G2 Birds EyeTaylor Yard G2 River Park Project

The City of Los Angeles purchased the Taylor Yard G2 parcel (G2) on March 1, 2017. The nearly 250-acre Taylor Yard complex, of which the G2 is derived, was historically owned by Union Pacific Railroad Company and its predecessors for rail maintenance and fueling. G2 is a Los Angeles River-adjacent, approximately 42-acre property located in the Cypress Park community of Council District 1.

The Taylor Yard River Park Project is Project No. 165 of the City Council-adopted Los Angeles River Revitalization Master Plan, and described in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles River Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study (also known as the ARBOR or “Area with Restoration Benefits and Opportunities for Revitalization” Study), for which the City is serving as local sponsor. G2 is situated in Reach 6 of the ARBOR Study and is adjacent to a soft-bottomed portion of the Los Angeles River. The site is a brownfield and therefore complicated by legacy contamination, but it offers the first opportunity to provide direct access to the Los Angeles River in historically-underserved communities. Taylor Yard River Park is critical to the fulfillment of the ARBOR Study goals to restore ecosystem values in and along the Los Angeles River.


Taylor Yard G2 River Park Project Community Site Tour Day

Saturday January 20, 2018

10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Enter at San Fernando Road (access road -- marked "Metrolink Central Maintenance Facility" -- is between Chaucer Street and Rio de Los Angeles State Park entrance). Look for signs.

The Bureau of Engineering will provide self-guided tours of the Taylor Yard G2 Site on Saturday January 20, 2018. This is an opportunity to access the gated 42-acre site and experience the possibilities this river-adjacent property will bring to the community.

RSVPs encouraged.


Tours will last approximately 30-40 minutes

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Wear closed-toe shoes or boots.

Spanish translation is available.

The last tour will leave at 12:45 p.m.


Parking is available on the G2 site or on San Fernando Road. Follow signs.


In the case of rain, this event will be rescheduled.

Community Meeting -- Preliminary Design Workshop

Wednesday January 24, 2018

6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Sotomayor Learning Academies - Gymnasium

2050 N San Fernando Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90065

The Bureau of Engineering and our community partners  will lead a community meeting to explore preliminary design ideas for the Taylor Yard G2 River Park.

This is an opportunity for the community to share ideas and visions for interim uses and long-term uses on the site. 


Spanish translator will be provided.

Children welcome.

Parking available on site.

Taylor Yard G2 River Park Presentations by Design Team Finalists

Wednesday September 13, 2017

6:30 p.m.

2714 Media Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90065

LA River Revitalization Taylor Yard G2 River Park Public Meeting Flyer

Taylor Yard G2 River Park Project Status Reports

Additional Information


For more information, please go to:

Los Angeles River Revitalization Master Plan

For more information, please go to:

Los Angeles River Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study

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