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$56M Park To Open Downtown This Summer

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — County officials say a $56-million downtown Los Angeles park will open sometime this summer to bring open space to the urban center.

Supervisor Gloria Molina said Tuesday that the 12-acre park area dubbed Grand Park will stretch four blocks from Walt Disney Concert Hall to City Hall, and downtown residents will finally be getting the urban oasis they have asked for repeatedly.

Molina says that in a sea of concrete downtown, residents will now have one of the biggest parks in the city.

Officials have not provided a specific opening date.

Designers have said the county-owned land would be enhanced to include gardens, a performance lawn, a children’s play area and other features.

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