Los Angeles State Historic Park

Categories
Parks Open Space
Location
Los Angeles, CA
Size
30 Acres
Status
Completed 2017
Client
California State Department of Parks and Recreation

Los Angeles State Historic Park

Our design for the Los Angeles State Historic Park represents and interprets the topography of the setting, including the river valley, surrounding hills and the Los Angeles Basin. These features directly relate to the incredibly rich and diverse history of the site – a location in the flood plain of the Los Angeles River, its long time use as an agricultural and a railroad hub, its relationship to downtown Los Angeles, and the diversity of surrounding neighborhoods. The flat basin at the north part of the site represents the pre-historic and early history, while the central part of the site is sculpted to reflect the histories of agriculture and rail facilities development. The south part of the site slopes gradually, forming a gateway and link to adjacent neighborhoods and urban activity. The sculpted topography offers views into the archaeology of the site as well as distant views of the mountains, tree groves and downtown.