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Development near Chinatown state historic park revs up with plans for 243 live/work units

The latest development site is in use as a produce distribution center.

Bridge would tie Los Angeles State Historic Park to Chinatown

Park officials are trying to bring a "long-desired" connection to North Broadway to fruition.

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LA’s best splash pads

Los Angeles is immersed in somewhat of a splash pad renaissance.

It’s getting easier to visit Griffith Park without driving

DASH buses will now come every 15 minutes seven days a week.

Metro awards $15M to Destination Crenshaw

The open-air museum of public art, parks, and murals will celebrate black Los Angeles along the Crenshaw/LAX light rail line.

Study for aerial tram to Griffith Park now underway

Multiple developers have proposed building gondolas to the Hollywood Sign.

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The new LA River: Mapping 21 projects rising along the waterway

The national spotlight is on the river, and developers are paying attention. Plans include glitzy projects by big-name architects.

Half-acre East Hollywood park, community garden now open

"This is really a victory for East Hollywood."

Metro has a plan to bring more Angelenos to parks and beaches

Pilot projects will boost transit service to Chantry Flat, Hansen Dam, and Kenneth Hahn Park.

What happened to the exciting redesign of Pershing Square?

The much-maligned public square was poised for a transformative makeover. Will it ever happen?

A century of Los Angeles summer fun

Before TV, the internet, and air conditioning, the young LA park system provided crucial space for summer recreation. Here’s a look at what summer was like 100 years ago in three of LA’s most beloved parks.

LA’s best outdoor concerts, movies, and night markets

These summer event series are mostly free—and not to be missed.

Former dairy distribution center along LA River converted to sustainable park

Los Angeles City Councilmember Gil Cedillo calls the park "a massive investment into Lincoln Heights."

$70M renovation on Willowbrook’s Magic Johnson Park getting underway

The work will add a community center, wetlands, and walking trails.

Team chosen to lead Silver Lake Reservoir master plan update

The plan will guide the reservoir’s transformation from water storage to full-on community space.

LA looking for ideas for 15 new parklets and plazas

The city is accepting applications from community groups to create gathering places near major transit stops.

Here are the details and street closures for New Year’s Eve in Grand Park

Whether you’re ringing in 2019 in Downtown or just trying to avoid shuttered streets, we’ve got details and a map of the festivities at Grand Park.

New program helps residents turn empty lots into community gathering spaces

Ten city-owned lots will be transformed into parks, community markets, or gardens.

Finalists chosen for Silver Lake Reservoir revamp

The goal is to make the reservoir a "community gathering place."

Lush park to shield Boyle Heights residents from 12-lane freeway

Some residents live 100 feet from the busy interstate.

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Mapping LA’s most overlooked and underrated public parks

These under-the-radar parks are perfect for picnics, birthday parties, and peaceful walks.

Here’s where the 101 Freeway cap park could transform Downtown LA

Take a close look at where the freeway would be covered with public space for festivals, playgrounds, and viewing decks.

LA gaining parks, but nearly half of residents don’t have easy access

The goal is for Los Angeles residents to live within a 10-minute walk of a public park.

Hillside mansion planned next to Lloyd Wright house in Runyon Canyon Park

The glassy house would be built on a privately owned lot in the middle of the park.

Renderings show off transformation coming to Wilmington’s industrial waterfront

It will be turned into a sprawling park.

It’s finally happening: Long-delayed bridge will span LA River

The North Atwater Bridge bridge will connect pedestrians and cyclists to North Atwater Park and Griffith Park.

Koreatown site’s landmark status poses new hurdle for 36-story development

The tower was once slated to be complete in 2020.

Koreatown library could get a small park atop its new parking lot

The neighborhood sorely needs green space.

‘A long time coming’: Planning the future of the Silver Lake Reservoir

A master plan update is set to guide the future of the lake, now that it’s no longer needed for water storage.

Glassell Park residents trying to buy open space from developer that plans to build 32 homes

It’s an effort to preserve green space that locals have turned into a de facto park.

Some residents say Runyon is so crowded, they want the park closed

A city councilmember is looking to ease traffic, potentially by charging for parking.

The glory days of MacArthur Park

It reigned for a half-century as a grand setting for outdoor concerts and boat rides.

New report recommends LA create a second Hollywood sign, facing the Valley

Some of the report’s suggestions are truly outside the box.

Will the ruins of San Pedro’s Sunken City finally open to the public?

City Councilmember Joe Buscaino says he’s working to make it happen.

Santa Monica moving forward with plan to cap 10 freeway near downtown area

A new city report keeps alive a proposal to place a park over the freeway between Santa Monica’s downtown and civic center.

Billionaire TV executive, Diane von Furstenberg could pay for Hollywood Sign gondola

The Griffith Park project, which would ferry riders up Mount Lee from the LA Zoo would cost up to $30 million to build.

New plans could reshape 19 miles of the LA River, from Vernon to Long Beach

They call for 146 new projects around the river. But not all are happy with the scope of the plans.

New renderings released for the redesign of Pershing Square

Take a fresh look at the "radical flatness" planned for the Downtown gathering space.

Pershing Square redesign moving right along

The city just set aside money to fund the initial planning stages for the ambitious project, which will completely transform the blocky concrete park.