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LA Park Near Chinatown to be Upgraded

LA Park Near Chinatown to be Upgraded

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - One of Los Angeles' newest urban greenways will be getting a nearly $20 million, yearlong makeover, starting next month. 

Los AngelesStateHistoricalPark, a 34-acre former “brownfield”  acquired by the state in 2001 and brought to life in 2005 when planted with  corn for the “Not A Cornfield” art project, will be getting new walkways,  native landscaping, a 2-acre wetland habitat and a rangers station, among other  things.  

The park just north of Chinatown, sandwiched between Broadway and Spring  Street, will be developed in three sections. The northern section, nearest the Los AngelesRiver, will house a public art project to be designed by Lauren Bon, the artist behind “Not A Cornfield.”  

The central section will be largely open and known as “The Great Meadow,” and the southern section will have a welcome pavilion and play area.

In recent years, the park has been home to several big music festivals.

 

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