Grand Park’s design creates a distinctive, interconnected and inviting civic space for the County of Los Angeles. Inspired by the diversity of the people of that settled our great City of Los Angeles, the design of the 12 acre urban park creates a diverse set of open spaces that allow for a variety of programs that celebrate the unique qualities of our city. Intended as the “backyard” for the city, Grand Park’s gardens and opens spaces celebrate our Mediterranean climate and the many plant varieties and peoples that we have come to call our own.
Transforming the original design of the Civic Mall, the design of Grand Park creates an accessible urban open space connecting the four blocks of the park with it’s 92 feet of grade change to the surrounding downtown communities and the County of Los Angeles as a whole.
Grand Park is the “Park for Everyone” as decried in 26 languages on the entry markers welcoming all.
Tony Paradowski led the landscape design effort through all phases of design and construction for Grand Park while a Senior Associate at Rios Clementi Hale Studios.