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Four-Block Long Civic Center Park Breaks Ground, Plans Call for Performance Spaces, Street Food & More

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Thursday saw the groundbreaking of downtown's newest park venture. A $56 million project will transform Civic Center Park into a 12-acre open space that should be a celebrated space when it is completed. Ranging four sloped city blocks down Bunker Hill between the Music Center and City Hall, the park will include movable chairs, food trucks along Spring Street, pedestrian paths and performance spaces.

Designed by Rios Clementi Hale Studios, the park was planned conceptualized over the past few years through a series of public meetings. “Our firm believes Los Angeles is
one of the most exciting global cities today," said Mark Rios, the studio's principal. "We are exposed to, and connected by, amazingly diverse and authentic cultural experiences and communities. Our intent is to design Civic Park as a cultural crossroads, a dynamic common public space that contributes to and celebrates the peoples and cultures of Los Angeles.”