A 3 block long park situated between the Music Center and City Hall in downtown Los Angeles. It hosts community events, cultural experiences, festivals, holiday celebrations and many other activities.
Clean restrooms, wade-able fountains for kids and adults to enjoy, Starbucks, and beautiful gardens.
Los Angeles hit the jackpot of design when they built this park (in 2012?) in the center of downtown LA. We found the park just across the street from the music center and the view of City Hall led us down the path towards an amazingly big fountain.
The fountain itself was a major attraction as it bubbled and sprayed 50 feet? in the air into a big bowl. There was a wading fountain several inches deep that surrounded it that just beckoned to my kids. It was a rainy, cold day when we visited but I'm sure that area is filled with kids enjoying it on a hot day.
Clean restrooms and bright pink chairs were very inviting. A Starbucks tucked right into the park made us quite happy. We all got hot drinks and then enjoyed walking the paths to see the different gardens. I found a little "lending library" with a small collection of books that people have left and was quite delighted with the idea. Oh to have an afternoon to pick up a book. Maybe when my kids are older and I'm not drawn to the fountain with them.
I would almost consider this park a destination in itself. We might just have to figure out a way to park nearby (without paying a lot for a parking lot... not sure how to do that) on our way through LA next time. It's a bright spot in the downtown section of the city!