Making LA River Revitalization a Reality

City of Los Angeles, Bureau of Engineering

What's Next?

Phased Approach

The first steps of planning and environmental site assessments are being funded by a $2 million Proposition 1 grant from the California State Coastal Conservancy.

Due to project size and complexity it is necessary to look at a phased approach to remediation and project implementation. These steps may include:

  • Early Activation (3-5 years): Signage, limited access, planting, programming, soil remediation, safe public access
  • Interim (5-10 years): Soil remediation, land contouring/topographical improvements, advanced planting, recreational improvement and programming
  • Long-term (10 years and on): Redesign river channel to incorporate site, additional structures/built elements, completion of site development

Project Timelines


  • City of Los Angeles purchased the Taylor Yard G2 parcel
  • Bureau of Engineering selected consultant team to develop Taylor Yard River Park Project


  • Initial public meetings held to solicit input on project ideas
  • Preliminary design concepts developed


  • Site assessments completion
  • Response Plan development
  • Implementation Plan/Preliminary Design Report completion
  • Begin environmental review and documentation
  • Early Activation Plan finalization


  • Phased site remediation begins


  • Taylor Yard Pedestrian Bridge opens
  • Early Activation opens


  • Interim Use opens


  • Long-term project is completed