The Bowtie

Bowtie Conceptual Design part 1 — SALT Landscape Architects
Bowtie Conceptual Design part 2 — SALT Landscape Architects
The Look and Feel of the Bowtie — SALT Landscape Architects


The Bowtie Conceptual Design

At the culmination of our community listening process, the Bowtie Design Team (SALT and RADAR) presented the conceptual design for the future park on March 5, 2022. The Bowtie’s design prioritizes the restoration of native habitat, walking paths, views of the river, spaces for informal gathering, a nature discovery area for children, connectivity to the Paseo del Río and the future city park at G2, and a nature-based experience along the LA River that will be accessible to all.

While the existing Rio de Los Angeles State Park offers recreational opportunities such as soccer fields, the Bowtie will focus on conservation-driven passive recreation that gives visitors a space to hike, walk, picnic and enjoy nature. The area will offer wildlife and bird-watching, historical and cultural programming, and beautiful green spaces that restore flora and fauna that are native to the Los Angeles River.