What We’re Doing
Working with community members to design and create a multibenefit park and green infrastructure project in South Gate—a community in Southeast L.A. (SELA).
Provide a quality park within a 10-miunute walk of the South Gate community and ensure Urban Orchard honors and supports its residents.
2016 – Community Outreach Begins
2016 – First Funding Committed
2017 – Design Development Kicks Off
2019 – Participatory Action Research Paper Published
2021 – Urban Orchard Breaks Ground
2023 – Expected Park Opening
TPL and research partners have facilitated a Participatory Action Research project to understand the risk of gentrification and displacement in the communities surrounding the Urban Orchard. Findings and recommendations can help guide the city on strategies that best position existing residents to benefit from these developments while promoting economic growth and prosperity in the area.
135 West Green Street
Pasadena, CA, 91105
1107 9th Street
Sacramento, CA, 95814
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San Francisco, CA, 94104