The Bowtie Project

Where is the Bowtie Project located?

The entrance to the Bowtie Project is located at:
2780 W. Casitas Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90039

The Bowtie can be accessed by car or bus from the 2N at San Fernando Road, the 2S at Fletcher Drive, or the 5S at Fletcher Drive. The nearest bus stop is the Metro Rapid Line 794 stop at San Fernando Rd/ Fletcher Dr. From this stop it is about a 15-20 minute walk through a small neighborhood and beneath a freeway overpass. As you arrive, you’ll pass Nelson Miller on your right, continue straight through a yellow steel gate and veer right to enter the gravel parking lot.

Where do I park?

Parking is available on the Bowtie site during Clockshop and CA State Park events.

Will I be outside the whole time?

Yes! Please dress appropriately.

What should I bring with me to the Bowtie?

Different events require different gear, however in general we always suggest bringing the following:

Depending on the season we would also suggest:

Keep in mind the site has minimal accommodations, with little shade and no permanent seating.

Is there a bathroom at the Bowtie?

Yes there are 2 – 4 portable toilets available onsite. For larger events we bring out an ADA accessible restroom as well.

Is there running water? Lights? Electricity?

No, no, and no! There is no running water, power or lighting on site. Visitors must bring in their own water and beverages. Please try to avoid bringing small plastic water bottles. Be sure to read the specific details for the event you are attending; daylong events often have a food vendor.

Is there river access?

Yes. There are multiple points on the site to access the river. Getting to the river’s edge requires walking up and down a steep concrete channel—do so at your own risk. Please use caution when visiting the river after rain; all children should be accompanied by an adult.

Are the activities mandatory?

Nope. All activities are optional but highly encouraged!

Can I have my own campfire?

No. Fires are not permitted outside of the provided fire pits. Portable stoves are also not allowed.

Can I bring my dog(s)?

No. Only dogs that assist the permanently disabled are allowed.


Rules and Regulations

California State Parks have rules and regulations to protect park areas for the enjoyment of future generations as well as for the convenience and safety of the park visitors. To ensure your visit is a pleasant one, please observe the following: