Los Angeles State Historic Park opens

The park opens on the site of the former Southern Pacific Railroad River Station maintenance facility, as well as the site of the Zanja Madre. River Station opens in 1875 and is the city’s first transcontinental railroad terminal, fueling the exponential growth of the city.

Following extensive community input, Los Angeles State Historic Park opens as one of California State Parks first urban parks, bringing public green space to some of the most underserved, park poor populations in the state and the city.