Lawrence Halprin, benches in a park area

Seasonal Tour | Weekly

Lawrence Halprin: Reconnecting the Heart of Los Angeles

Saturday, July 20, 2024

10 a.m.

Come experience famed landscape architect Lawrence Halprin’s plan to transform downtown Los Angeles through the use of open spaces.
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Lawrence Halprin, benches in a park area

About This Tour

Come experience famed landscape architect Lawrence Halprin’s plan to transform downtown Los Angeles through the use of open spaces.  Explore how his iconic designs are connected, and learn about how these open urban spaces foster art, community, and a connection with nature.

This tour focuses on the four Halprin designs that make up the Los Angeles Open Space Network. The Network was an ambitious plan to connect downtown Los Angeles through the use of open landscapes, and is made up of Wells Fargo Center, Bunker Hill Steps, Maguire Gardens, and Grand Hope Park.

Halprin created each landscape to be unique and each one of them impacts how Angelenos live and move about the city. The tour will follow along the network, visiting each landscape and discussing how the sites connect to the larger picture of open spaces in Los Angles.

Registration required

Approx. 1 hr., 45 mins.

Route covers about eight city blocks; includes stairs and hills

Not wheelchair accessible

No pets

Strollers not recommended

Ticket Information

$18

Youth

$25

General Public

$18

Members

Lawrence Halprin, benches in a park area

Upcoming Lawrence Halprin Tours

Lawrence Halprin, benches in a park area

Details & Getting There

Key Information

The route includes steps and hills.

Distance covered: About 1 mile total walking

Meeting location: We will start our tour at Wells Fargo Center. Additional location information will be sent upon registration.

Parking: Parking is located below Wells Fargo Center. All parking is subject to availability.

Metro: Two blocks from the Grand Av Arts/Bunker Hill Station. Visit metro.net for more information.

Important Policies and Covid-19 Safety

  • Tour will run rain or shine.
  • The L.A. Conservancy highly recommends but does not require wearing a face mask while inside.
  • The L.A. Conservancy highly recommends but does not require being vaccinated against Covid-19.
  • You can change your reservation date if you contact us at info@laconservancy.org at least 24 hours before your original reservation date.
  • If a member of your party is in a wheelchair, please let us know in advance by emailing info@laconservancy.org.

For additional details, see below.

All participants in the Los Angeles Conservancy-sponsored Walking Tours knowingly and freely accept and assume all risks, both known and unknown, and AGREE TO RELEASE, DEFEND, INDEMNIFY, NOT SUE, AND HOLD HARMLESS the Los Angeles Conservancy, its principals, officers, employees, volunteers, sponsors, agents and other participants from any and all claims, damages (including medical expenses and attorneys’ fees), injuries and expenses arising out of, or resulting from your voluntary attendance/participation in Walking Tours.

Major funding for the Los Angeles Conservancy’s educational programs is provided by the LaFetra Foundation and the Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation.