Sixth Street PARC (Park, Arts, River and Connectivity Improvements)
Starting in Fall of 2023, the Bureau of Engineering (Engineering) will begin construction of the $60 million Sixth Street PARC (Park, Arts, River & Connectivity Improvements) Project. The project will create 12 acres of open and recreational space in areas underneath and adjacent to the new Sixth Street Viaduct, which connects historic Boyle Heights with the Arts District neighborhood and crosses the Los Angeles River.
The project will include public restrooms on each side of the LA River, performance and public gathering areas, flexible play areas and lawns, adult fitness equipment, dog play areas, landscaped areas, public art, sports fields and courts, children1 s play areas and mister pad, picnic and grilling areas, parking spaces, skate park elements, bicycle and pedestrian paths, roadway connectivity improvements stormwater infrastructure improvements, and rain gardens. In addition, the proposed Project could include the installation of reinforced concrete planted terraces on the west and east banks of the LA River. The proposed Project generally includes components noted in the Los Angeles River Revitalization Master Plan.
The park will be funded primarily by the Parks and Water Bond Act of 2018, championed by Councilmember Kevin DeLeon (CD14) when he was a State Senator.
Construction will begin in Fall 2023 and be completed in early 2026.