The Sixth Street Park, Arts, and River Connectivity project will be built with a $2 million budget that the Los Angeles City Council unanimously endorsed. Councilman Kevin de Leon made the motion requesting funding for the project.
Construction is expected to start this summer. The 12-acre park will link the neighborhoods of Boyle Heights and the Arts District. Historically they have lacked access to good parks and open spaces.
Soccer fields, a walking route, and two dog parks will be part of the project. Additionally, a skate park, a performing arts plaza, and a sizable playground. The Parks and Water Bond Act of 2018, which De León drafted while serving as a state senator, will provide the majority of the park’s funding.
Additionally, the Arts District in the park will be where artists can congregate and exhibit their creations.
Completion and aim for Sixth Street Park in Los Angeles
In 2024, the park is anticipated to be completed. The Sixth Street PARC project aims to give locals a protected area where they can engage in outdoor activities.
“Park equity is a social justice issue, not just a matter of convenience. No of their ZIP code, all communities should have access to high-quality parks and open spaces.
This is a major investment in our community, especially for working families who have a disproportionately low availability of parks and recreational areas. We are investing in the health and well-being of our citizens. We are building a more lively and connected community by adding additional green space and recreational possibilities.” de Leon said in a statement.