It’s been about two months since Grand Park first opened to the public in Downtown LA’s Civic Center, sandwiched between City Hall and the Music Center (and unfortunately between the hulking County buildings that will hopefully be removed someday). The opening of Grand Park in July was only the first of three sections totaling 12 acres. The second (or center) section of Grand Park opened on September 11, 2012 with some stellar daytime photos captured by Curbed LA. I stopped by last week during a beautiful twilight and photographed the newest section of Grand Park as the sun was setting.
The third and last section of Grand Park will open in a couple more weeks on October 6, 2012 just in time before CicLAvia on Oct 7. In addition to the new Grand Park opening, other improvements in the immediate proximity have occurred simultaneously (i.e., the rehab of the LA Law Library, the new Civic Center subway portal canopies, etc.) giving the Civic Center a much needed urban redevelopment boost.