Arts District Park

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DTLA FORWARD is a partnership with the City, community stakeholders, and strategic partners to achieve thriving and complete streets in Downtown LA. This transportation and planning initiative, launched by Councilmember Huizar, coordinates projects in the public realm.

DTLA FORWARD enhances Downtown streets, improves transportation, prioritizes pedestrians, and enlivens public space.

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Arts District Park

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 The Arts District Park officially opened in November 2016 as the first ever public park in the Arts District. The park includes shaded sitting areas, grassy hills, and a jungle gym for children. To match the vibrant and artistic neighborhood, Councilmember Huizar has financed a new mural project with Art Share LA, which will introduce a different muralist’s work to the park every 6 months.

  • 1st City Park in Arts District Opens

  • Community-driven park proposal once thought dead in the water after dismantling of CRA, revitalized by Councilmember Huizar, working with Rec & Parks and community

  • LOS ANGELES (Nov. 2016) –Councilmember José Huizar joined with Assemblymember Miguel Santiago, community members, along with Recreation and Parks and Bureau of Engineering officials, to open a $2.1 million, .5 acre pocket park that at one time many thought would never be built. It is the first City park in the Arts District and a great addition to Councilmember Huizar’s DTLA Forward initiative, and the City’s 50 Parks program.

  • After a proposal in 2011 by the former CRA to build a park at the site did not receive state funding and the development agency eventually disbanded, Councilmember Huizar worked with Recreation and Parks to ensure that in all, $2.1 million in CD14 Quimby funds would be directly allocated to guarantee the park would be built after all. The CRA transferred the project to Recreation and Parks. Recreation and Parks signed a 20-year lease with BOE, which owns the land.

  • After the park’s December 2014 groundbreaking, with an expected opening the following year, another delay occurred once construction got underway when BOE discovered in July 2015 artifacts from the 1800s at the site, such as stockings, roller skates, cod-liver-oil bottles and other remedies, as well as copper and lead and other contaminants, that required remediation where three feet of soil needed to be removed and replaced.

  • The new park includes a children’s playground, band-shell performance area and mural wall. Community members gave their input on a mural rendering by Man One, which will be the first mural on the park’s Mural Wall, with the goal of rotating other murals with continued community input in the future, facilitated by Art Share LA.

  • Special thanks to LARABA and architect Alice Kim and all the Arts District community members who participated in the earlier CRA design plans, as well as those who gave their input on the City’s final design.

  • In park-poor Downtown Los Angeles, Huizar and Recreation and Parks have committed to bringing new parks to Downtown (Spring Street Park, Arts District Park, and soon First and Broadway Park), as well as provide major improvements to others, including Pershing Square, through Pershing Square Renew.

Arts District Park

 adpark1.jpg   adpark2.jpg   adpark3.jpg

 The Arts District Park officially opened in November 2016 as the first ever public park in the Arts District. The park includes shaded sitting areas, grassy hills, and a jungle gym for children. To match the vibrant and artistic neighborhood, Councilmember Huizar has financed a new mural project with Art Share LA, which will introduce a different muralist’s work to the park every 6 months.

  • 1st City Park in Arts District Opens

  • Community-driven park proposal once thought dead in the water after dismantling of CRA, revitalized by Councilmember Huizar, working with Rec & Parks and community

  • LOS ANGELES (Nov. 2016) –Councilmember José Huizar joined with Assemblymember Miguel Santiago, community members, along with Recreation and Parks and Bureau of Engineering officials, to open a $2.1 million, .5 acre pocket park that at one time many thought would never be built. It is the first City park in the Arts District and a great addition to Councilmember Huizar’s DTLA Forward initiative, and the City’s 50 Parks program.

  • After a proposal in 2011 by the former CRA to build a park at the site did not receive state funding and the development agency eventually disbanded, Councilmember Huizar worked with Recreation and Parks to ensure that in all, $2.1 million in CD14 Quimby funds would be directly allocated to guarantee the park would be built after all. The CRA transferred the project to Recreation and Parks. Recreation and Parks signed a 20-year lease with BOE, which owns the land.

  • After the park’s December 2014 groundbreaking, with an expected opening the following year, another delay occurred once construction got underway when BOE discovered in July 2015 artifacts from the 1800s at the site, such as stockings, roller skates, cod-liver-oil bottles and other remedies, as well as copper and lead and other contaminants, that required remediation where three feet of soil needed to be removed and replaced.

  • The new park includes a children’s playground, band-shell performance area and mural wall. Community members gave their input on a mural rendering by Man One, which will be the first mural on the park’s Mural Wall, with the goal of rotating other murals with continued community input in the future, facilitated by Art Share LA.

  • Special thanks to LARABA and architect Alice Kim and all the Arts District community members who participated in the earlier CRA design plans, as well as those who gave their input on the City’s final design.

  • In park-poor Downtown Los Angeles, Huizar and Recreation and Parks have committed to bringing new parks to Downtown (Spring Street Park, Arts District Park, and soon First and Broadway Park), as well as provide major improvements to others, including Pershing Square, through Pershing Square Renew.

WHAT IS DTLA Forward?

DTLA FORWARD is a partnership with the City, community stakeholders, and strategic partners to achieve thriving and complete streets in Downtown LA. This transportation and planning initiative, launched by Councilmember Huizar, coordinates projects in the public realm.

DTLA FORWARD enhances Downtown streets, improves transportation, prioritizes pedestrians, and enlivens public space.

Sign Up for Updates

Our Partners

LADOT

Dept. of Public Works City of L.A. Bureau of Street Services

City of Los AngelesEngineering

Metro

City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks

LA DWP

Eric Garcetti

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