Cypress Park is a neighborhood in northeast Los Angeles hemmed in by Mt. Washington to the northeast, the LA River on the southwest and Lincoln Heights to the south. In the early part of the 20th century, Cypress Park was a mostly working class Italian neighborhood. Now, most of the residents are of Mexican or Chinese backgrounds. With sports fields and restored wetland, Rio de Los Angeles State Park is a nicely done addition to this stretch of narrow lowland between the river and the hills. The older houses are quaint, attractive and often feature well-tended yards, making Cypress Park a treensitional area to watch in Caleafornia.