Parkin', Downtown Stylee
A celebration of history, community & environment in the cradle of Los Angeles.
Saturday, September 23rd, 9:30am-5pm
Los Angeles State Historic Park
1245 N. Spring Street
(One block north of the Chinatown Gold Line Station)
The site formerly known as `The Cornfield' was once slated for over
1 million square feet of industrial development. However, in what
is considered one of the great environmental victories of the late
20th century, a diverse coalition of community activists known as
the Chinatown Yard Alliance defeated the development and secured the
land for open space.
Now after five years of park planning, California State Parks will open a
13-acre Interim Public Use Park at the newly classified "Los Angeles State
Historic Park" in downtown Los Angeles.
The Grand Opening celebration will include a full-day of live music,
entertainment, refreshments, interpretive walks, and fun. Live musical acts and
entertainment include QUETZAL, MARIACHI DIVAS, Taiko Drummers, Afro-Cuban
Drummers as well as the East Wind Lion Dancers, Shaolin Monks, children's
activities and more. Bring a blanket and a friend and enjoy the new downtown
park against the scenic LA skyline.
Waylon Jennings "Where Corn Don't Grow"
Outkast "Rosa Parks"