Where is Grand Park located?
Grand Park is located in downtown Los Angeles between The Music Center and City Hall.
Where do visitors enter the park?
Pedestrian entrances to the park are located at 200 North Grand Avenue, 221 North Hill Street, 221 North Broadway and 227 North Spring Street.
What are the park hours?
The park is open to the public every day from 5:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
What items are prohibited in the park?
- Alcohol. Grand Park may have events that include alcohol, and only alcohol within the bar area is authorized.
- Narcotics or illegal drugs
- Bathing in pools or fountain
- Damage to plants or property
- Entering upper fountain pools
- Feeding animals
- Firecrackers or explosives
- Lawn umbrellas
- Littering (including pet waste)
- Overnight lodging
- Professional-grade photo and video equipment, including but not limited to: tripods, drones, microphones, cameras, lights, reflectors, etc.
- Public intoxication
- Rideshare scooters
- Smoking (including vapes)
- Unauthorized driving or parking
- Unauthorized photo or video shoots
- Unauthorized solicitation
- Unauthorized vending
- Unleashed animals
Items subject to change, and subject to the discretion of Grand Park and/or The Music Center security. Special events may have additional prohibited items.
Can I shoot my independent film in the park?
Commercial film and photo shoots – including student and non-profit organizations – require a permit from Film LA, Inc., the entity authorized by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to process film permits and scheduling with our rentals team. To contact our rentals team, click here.
How about my wedding, graduation or other special event photos?
Thank you for considering Grand Park as the backdrop for the photos of your special moments. Photo shoots using professional grade equipment, including tripods, drones, microphones, cameras, lights, reflectors, etc. must be scheduled with our rentals team. To contact our rentals team, click here.
Where do visitors park? Is public transportation convenient to the park?
Visitors to Grand Park are encouraged to ride the Metro Red or Purple Lines to Civic Center/Grand Park Station. In addition, parking is available in Lot 10 with entrances on Broadway and Hill Street between First and Temple Streets (in the middle of the park). Parking in this lot is $3.50 per 15 minutes, or $20.00 maximum per day, and $10.00 per day for weekends, evenings and special events. Parking is also available in Lot 17 at Olive and First Streets (enter from Olive Street). Parking in this lot is $3.50 every 15 minutes until 4:30 p.m., with a maximum of $20. There is a flat fee of $10 after 4:30 p.m., on weekends and for special events. Parking is also available in nearby lots.
How do visitors learn about upcoming events and activities scheduled for the park?
Information about upcoming events can be found under the EVENT CALENDAR tab on grandparkla.org or through Grand Park’s social media channels facebook.com/grandparklosangeles and on Twitter and Instagram @grandpark_la.
What type of programming takes place?
The park is a dynamic, inclusive environment for community events, cultural experiences, festivals, holiday celebrations and many other activities that engage and attract visitors from all communities in Los Angeles County. Park visitors enjoy original programming, Music Center programming, outdoor activities, interactive events, entertainment and many other activities that benefit from the park’s multi-use lawns, stages and spaces.
Is picnicking allowed at the park?
Yes. Grand Park was designed for both public and private use. Visitors can enjoy a picnic or purchase food and beverages on site. Certain events will invite food trucks and other food vendors.
Is the splash pad portion of the fountain open/accessible to the public? Are park visitors allowed to play in the water? The interactive splash pad is open to the public. Visitors of all ages are encouraged to enjoy water play in the splash pad, which features interactive jets.
Visitors can enjoy the light show in the park’s Arthur J. Will Memorial Fountain after dark, from the surrounding overlook and walkways, or while passing through to the Metro Civic Center/Grand Park station, a parking lot or an alternate destination outside the park.
How is the park conserving water? Grand Park was designed as an eco-friendly park with water conservation in mind. In addition to the native and drought tolerant plants and landscaping, the park has a state-of-the-art irrigation system.
All non-turf areas have drought tolerant plant material and are watered by subsurface drip irrigation that eliminates overspray and runoff. This saves more than 30% of water use compared with conventional overhead spray irrigation. That system includes Flow Sensing and Master Valves that detect breaks in the irrigation system and send alerts so any leaks can be fixed immediately. Plus, the Park has installed “smart irrigation controllers” that adjust watering as result of weather and moisture levels.
The Grand Park fountain uses recirculated water. It is a historic fountain so it is kept running at the lowest possible level to keep the inner workings going and to prevent any corrosion or other problems. It no longer “dances” but is set on “static” mode. The fountain is incredibly efficient and, because it is recirculating, uses only 20 gallons of water per year.
Can I recycle at the park?
Yes. Visitors will find recycling bins located throughout the park.
Can I bring my dog to the park?
Dogs are allowed in the park but must be on a leash at all times. A dog run on the Event Lawn (near the Spring Street entrance) offers an off-leash area for dogs and their owners.
How can visitors get information about accessibility?
Grand Park follows all ADA standards for accessibility. Visitors can call 213-972-8080 for more information.
How can visitors trust that Grand Park is a safe and secure environment?
Security for the park is provided 24-hours-a-day. In addition, security cameras, monitored daily, are located throughout the park to ensure the safety of all park patrons.
Are there public restrooms?
Yes. Restrooms are located by the Starbucks between Grand Avenue and Hill Street and in the Event Lawn area near Spring Street.
Can visitors move the pink furniture?
Yes. Visitors are free to move furniture for use within the same area of the park. Moving furniture across the street to other portions of the park is prohibited.
Can anyone hold an event at the park? Where is information available?
The park is open to everyone. Individuals, companies and organizations are welcome to rent space for public or private events at the park. If you’re interested in renting a space in Grand Park, please visit the CONTACT/RENTAL INFORMATION page