The Civic Center Parks Project

Community input, design, and construction lasted from April 2010 to October 2013. Throughout the course of the parks' development, 'Civic Center Parks' and 'Palisades Garden Walk + Town Square' were used interchangeably as working titles for the project. 


The project's progress, key milestones, and opportunities for community participation was chronicled via a regularly-updated blog

  • The Site - Orientation to the site and its surroundings
  • Project Library - All presentations, staff reports, and more

A diverse group of community members were highly engaged throughout the course of the project


Photo by Tim Street-Porter

Photo by Tim Street-Porter

View the final design, including renderings and site plans, for various aspects of the project

Construction progress was tracked through regular updates and photos

Community celebrations honored the culture and heritage of the Gabrieleno Tongva people and the legacy of Ken Genser