Downtown’s Grand Park is getting a playground with Teletubby-esque mounds, a tunnel, and a modern tree fort with an enclosed, 12-foot tube slide. Intended for five- to 12-year-olds, the much-needed kid-space fills a gap at LA’s newish central park, where there’s currently no designated play-place for the elementary-school set (they do gravitate to the fountain, however). The $ 1-million, forest-themed play area breaks ground tomorrow, and, when finished, will be about 3,700 square feet, reports the Downtown News. Designed by local firm Rios Clementi Hale Studios (also the park’s architects), the play area should be up and running by November.
· $ 1M Playground Coming to Grand Park [LADN]