Grand Park, downtown’s largest open space, is set to be unveiled on Thursday. The 12-acre park will transform four blocks of downtown’s Civic Center, next to City Hall. But not everyone thinks the park is a positive development.
“Who benefits from this park space? It’s disproportionately going to be the people who are gentrifying downtown,” said Robert Garcia, founding director of City Project, a non-profit that advocates for green space in Los Angeles. “And in the meantime the most under-served communities go without.”
Garcia says a better approach would be a strategic plan to upgrade parks throughout the city and county, benefiting all groups of people.
Posted: July 24th, 2012