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Downtown L.A. to celebrate Grand Park completion Saturday

October 6, 2012 | 12:42 pm

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The completion of Downtown L.A.’s new Grand Park will be celebrated Saturday, as officials dedicate the last phase of the 12-acre park that extends from the top of Bunker Hill to City Hall.

The festivities kick off at 4:30 p.m. and will include performances by the Latin Jazz duo Dos y Mas and the aerial dance group Badaloop. Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina and other guests are also scheduled to speak.

The celebration marks completion of the park’s full, four-block plan. The upper half of the park, including a water fountain and “splash-pool,” opened last month.

The new park provides downtown with its first major green space, and officials hope it will become a destination for those living in and around the city's historic core.

Other planned park events include a performance by the Axis Dance Company on Oct. 27 and a music-filled Dia de Los Muertos celebration on Nov. 2.

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Photo: Grand Park Credit: Christina House/For the Times

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