A city’s urban heart is an expression of its people, its diversity, its interests, and its passions. The new Civic Park, with its majestic views extending from the Music Center to City Hall, will provide Angelenos of all walks of life a place where they can come together to celebrate, reflect, and shape the future, in one central gathering place. Throughout the Civic Park, open spaces are being developed not only for casual sitting and leisurely strolling, but also for civic gatherings.
When completed in 2012, the Civic Park will have four distinct areas featuring amenities ranging from a restored historic Arthur J. Will Memorial Fountain with a new wade-able membrane pool, a small intimate performance lawn, a community terrace planted with drought tolerant specimen plants representing the diverse cultural make-up of Los Angeles itself, and a grand event lawn. The new Civic Park allows for a strong visual and physical connection from Grand Avenue via a series of stairs, accessible ramps and sloped walks as well as a new elevator to invite more pedestrians into a vibrant garden environment, a place to come together in a welcoming and distinctly urban oasis.