Check the expiration date on your sunscreen because summer is officially here! LA Center Studios’ campus is located between gravity-defying skyscrapers and unique glass buildings. On your next visit, take advantage of the weather and venture outdoors to these nearby DTLA majestic green spaces and parks.
Grand Park is closest to LACS and has the space for casual sit-downs, leisurely strolls, and community gatherings. There’s a wade-able membrane pool, a small intimate performance lawn, vibrant garden, a community terrace, and a larger grand event lawn.
Pershing Square features benches, playgrounds, fountains for excellent people watching and hosts a range of seasonal events. There’s public artwork including busts from the original LA Philharmonic and a walkway that represents an earthquake fault line, but it’s the popular weekly Farmers Market on Wednesday that really gets the ground shaking.
Grand Hope Park, located in front of FIDM, is a relaxing oasis from the hustle and bustle of city life. The clocktower at the entrance was designed by landscape architect Lawrence Halprin and once inside will hopefully be the last instance of you checking the time. Great for families and young children who will relish the size of the open space and playground.
Blue Ribbon Garden sits 34 feet above Hope Street and is a great viewing point for historic landmarks on a clear day you can see Los Angeles Central Library, the Hollywood Sign and the San Gabriel Mountains. And be sure to take a moment to toss a coin into the pools of the Lillian Disney Memorial Fountain. This porcelain fountain designed by Frank Gehry is dedicated as “A Rose for Lilly” and is, fittingly, in the shape of a large blooming rose.
After your visit to LA Center Studios, the perfect summer day awaits at these beautiful DTLA parks and gardens.