In May of this year, the L.A. City Council adopted the findings and plans for constructing a park under the Sixth Street Bridge, also known as the Sixth Street Viaduct.
According to these plans, the Sixth Street Park, Arts, River, and Connectivity Project—or PARC will be built underneath and adjacent to the Sixth Street Viaduct. The city is proposing to dedicate exactly 13 acres of recreational space.
The east section of the park will be accessible from Sixth Street and Mission Road and will have a meadow, picnic areas, a splash pad, and an event space. There will also be sports facilities that include a soccer field, basketball and volleyball court. There will even be a section dedicated to skateboarding. A potential art installation is also included in these plans. The west section of the park, located at Sixth and Mateo Street, will include a performance lawn, dog park areas, a fitness circuit, and even a café. The plans also mention an incredible rain garden and an additional art installation.
According to the City of L.A. site, “On March 30, 2022, the Board of Public Works approved the recommendation to certify the EIR and approve the [PARC] project. On April 13, 2022, the Public Works Committee also approved and is now transmitting the recommendation to the City Council for consideration. The City Council hearing date is to be determined.”
It was said that construction of the park would begin once the Sixth Street Viaduct was completed. You can read more about the bridge’s official opening here. Be sure to check back here for updates!