Revealed: Three Park Design Proposals for Key L.A. River Parcel
A recent presentation detailed three design options for the Taylor Yards G2 Parcel on the Los Angeles River in the Glassell Park neighborhood. The 42-acre parcel is located on what was a Southern Pacific Railroad rail yard, and the project is one of several major restoration projects planned for the L.A. River.
One proposal would involve inserting a channel in the parcel to create a separated island open space. Another option would extend the river bed into the parcel and create a new flood plain. The third design involves focusing on the historical aspects of the site by recreating a roundhouse along with development of a wetlands.
All three designs would also include pedestrian bridges connecting the parcel to the west side of the river and a slew of new buildings throughout the park. Construction is slated to start in 2026, and completion of the project is scheduled for 2028.