5 years together…

Summer 2017 marks the fifth anniversary of Gloria Molina Grand Park, “The Park for Everyone.” In just five years, Gloria Molina Grand Park has embodied its slogan and become L.A.’s crossroads, town green and communal backyard. Every year, hundreds of thousands of Angelenos and visitors pass through this special place. They come to capture serene […]

Fun Family Activities Around Grand Avenue

Heads up, the coming weeks will have lease event closures and routine maintenance to prep for the fabulous summertime ahead (here is a taste of what’s to come). UPCOMING CLOSURES: SPLASH PAD LEASE EVENT CLOSURE: WED MAY 17 thru SUN MAY 21 PLAYGROUND MAINTENANCE: SUN MAY 21 thru MON MAY 29 SPLASH PAD MAINTENANCE: WED […]


DEAR LOS ANGELES, My oh my. Five years together – how awesome is that? Let’s continue to kick it during the 4th of July Block Party, let loose during a whole season of The Music Center’s Dance DTLA, or be silly with the little ones in the beloved splash pad. It will be a magical summer […]

Our L.A. Voices found in PUBLISH! Deconstructing Emily

This weekend’s Downtown Bookfest was ah-mya-zing. showcasing over a dozen literary partners and activities, performances by some of L.A.’s best emerging and established writers, artists and musicians, and the beautiful balmy weather added jelly to the proverbial toast. As you sat on the park’s fabulous pink furniture, Peter, Jessica and Douglas of Writ Large Press gave […]

Spring is for OUR L.A. VOICES

An intro to Gloria Molina Grand Park’s Our L.A. Voices, a season-wide celebration of Angeleno expression. +++++++++++++++++++++ LUNCHTIME! Concerts // EVERY THURS MAR 2 thru MAY 25 // 12:15PM – 1:15PM Young Angeleno artists voice their creativity and expressions through music. +++++++++++++++++++++ LUNCHTIME! Writers’ Meetup// EVERY TUES MAR 7 thru MAY 30 // Noon – 1:30pm Write where […]

Love is in the Air…

Are you looking for a last minute date idea for Valentine’s Day? Gloria Molina Grand Park is your perfect (and free) romantic destination. Grab your special somebody and stroll side-by-side among the glimmering (electric) candlelight – a little more sparkle to an already spectacular vista. Hold hands to the tunes of classic Motown and sultry […]

Master Altar-Maker Ofelia Esparza: L.A.’s National Treasure

For Ofelia Esparza, Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is her busiest time of the year. The weeks leading up to Día de los Muertos are spent planning and creating altars at numerous locations are town. She’s gives presentations at college campuses on the meaning and history of this celebration. With Día de […]

Fall and Winter Magic in Gloria Molina Grand Park

A warm welcome to the changing seasons as we deepen roots one gathering at a time. +++++++++++++++++++++   MAKE YOUR MARK IN THE PARK // SUN OCT 2 // 11AM – 4PM.  Presented in partnership with Ryman Arts as part of the global initiative The Big Draw. The concept is simple: drawing, doodling, simple expression […]

PAPER AIRPLANE Takes Flight in Gloria Molina Grand Park

  Yay! The Paper Airplane shade structure has landed in Gloria Molina Grand Park! An example of public art with a practical purpose, the structure can be moved and relocated to “take flight” in any area of Gloria Molina Grand Park. Artists Dean Sherriff and Elenita Torres came up with the concept of the giant paper airplanes, […]

Beat Swap Meet at Gloria Molina Grand Park

The final event of 4 Days of Hip-Hop Dance at Gloria Molina Grand Park and the Music Center is the Beat Swap Meet on Sunday June 19th. Coming on the heels of the Ain’t No Half Steppin’  panel, Sleepless at The Music Center’s Walt Disney Concert Hall and Compagnie Käfig at The Music Center’s Dorothy […]