A Los Angeles park known for hosting eclectic music concerts will undergo an expensive makeover in March.
Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez, D-Los Angeles, and other local and state officials held a groundbreaking ceremony for the $20.8 million project to revitalize the Los Angeles State Historic Park.
The 32-acre parcel of land known as the "Cornfields" will exist within the park once complete. Californians will be better connected to the state's park system once the project is finished, officials said.
The park borders Chinatown in downtown Los Angeles.
The ceremony was held near the park at UCLA Interpretive Media Lab.
The park has been home to the FYF Fest and Hard Summer over the years. Residents of Solano Canyon have complained about noise from the concerts in the past, but city officials believed they have resolved that issue.
Renovations will include a new ampitheater, additional parking and restrooms. Construction is expected to last a year, and the park will remain closed until the project is complete.