South Park (Downtown Los Angeles)

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South Park
Neighborhood of Los Angeles
Aerial of South Park.
Aerial of South Park.
South Park is located in Downtown Los Angeles
South Park
South Park
Location within Downtown Los Angeles
Coordinates: 34°02′29″N 118°15′43″W / 34.041304°N 118.261989°W / 34.041304; -118.261989
Country  United States
State  California
County County of Los Angeles
City  Los Angeles
Area code(s) 213

South Park is a commercial district in southwestern Downtown Los Angeles, California. It is the location of the Los Angeles Convention Center, the Staples Center, the "L.A. Live" entertainment complex and the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising.

The general boundaries "cover a 32-square-block region outlined by the Harbor 110 freeway (West), the Santa Monica 10 freeway (South), Margo Street alley (East), and Olympic Boulevard[,] jumping to 9th Street at Flower Street (North)."[1]. Bordering the district are Pico-Union on the west, West Adams on the southwest, South Los Angeles district on the southeast, the Warehouse District on the southeast, and the Financial District on the northeast. Major thoroughfares include Venice, Pico and Olympic Boulevards, Grand Avenue, and Figueroa Street. The Blue Line light rail line and Expo Line light rail line stop in the district at the Pico/Chick Hearn station.

Downtown development in South Park.

At the beginning of 21st century the area began to rapidly transform with infill development. Luxury apartments and condominiums with ground floor retail began construction in the 2000s.[2] The district's proximity to the University of Southern California, as well as the Blue Line light rail line, have made it an attractive area for young professionals. As with many neighborhood transformations, this change in demographics has a few concerned about displacement and gentrification issues.


  1. ^ "About the BID - South Park". South Park BID. July 29, 2018. 
  2. ^ Vincent, Roger (February 25, 2015). "Developer plans fully furnished apartments in downtown L.A." Los Angeles Times. 

Coordinates: 34°02′29″N 118°15′43″W / 34.041304°N 118.261989°W / 34.041304; -118.261989