Photo: Ricardo Lara Linear Park
The success of Lynwood’s Ricardo Lara Linear Park along the I-105 freeway has inspired another linear park in the city. This new project will turn a vacant 2.2-acre site into a park with a walking path, natural landscapes, bioswales (to collect and filter stormwater) and small recreation features.
The new park will be located just north of the I-105 from Beechwood Avenue to State Street.
Lynwood Mayor Jose Solache said, “Expanding our award-winning Linear Park will create more access to open space for our residents in addition to filtering rain, reducing water pollution and creating a healthier environment in our City.”
Since its opening in 2015, the Ricardo Lara Linear Park has won the 2018 Urban Open Space Award, the Urban Land Institute’s Community Impact Award and the American Society of Landscape Architects Southern California Honor Award.
For Lynwood residents, it has become a popular gathering space for outdoor activities and events.
“Lynwood is proud to transform another vacant piece of land into a recreation, gathering and fitness park for all of our residents to use and enjoy,” said Lynwood’s Recreation and Community Services Director Mark Flores. “We recognize that our parks and open spaces result in a higher quality of life for our community by creating safe places to gather and offering healthy leisure options for everyone.”