River Project forms

A group forms in opposition to a proposed warehouse development on the site of the former Taylor Yard, which ceased to function as a rail yard in 1985. Along with an alliance of 36 community, business, faith-based, environmental, and social justice organizations, The River Project forms The Coalition for a State Park at Taylor Yard. The Coalition advocates for a greener vision for the future of this site and leads a successful fight to establish the 40-acre Río de Los Angeles State Park on the Los Angeles River. This state park brings much needed open green space to the communities of northeast LA.