Engineering, Rec and Parks break ground on game-changing park underneath Sixth Street Viaduct.

Images courtesy Public Works; Renderings by Hargreaves Jones.

Renderings of the Sixth Street Park, now under construction.

City officials broke ground Aug. 5 on a large park project under the recently opened Sixth Street Viaduct. The project is known as PARC – the Sixth Street Park, Arts and River Connectivity project.

Deborah Weintraub, Chief Deputy City Engineer, Public Works, and Gary Lee Moo re, Retired, City Engineer, at the groundbreaking.

The park, which sits beneath the recently completed Sixth Street Viaduct, is expected to include seven acres of open space on the east side of the Los Angeles River in Boyle Heights and five acres of space in the Arts District on the west side. The park is expected to include grass fields, picnic areas, a splash pad, sports fields, event space, a dog park, a skate park and a café and restrooms, among other features.

The Bureau of Engineering is managing the project, with assistance from Rec and Parks. Landscape architecture firm Hargreaves Jones is leading the design.

We told you about this exciting development back in June 2018 in our cover story about the Sixth Street Viaduct project. Gary Lam, Sr. Civil Engineer and PARC Manager, contributed to our extensive interview.

Construction is expected to last two-and-a-half years.

The Club is looking forward to the new Sixth Street park!